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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : bdr.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Citation V|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Affiliation||company : corporate|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 4000
flight time type : 950
|Affiliation||company : corporate|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flying from iad to bdr as a repositioning flight for the next day. We were handed off from ny approach to bridgeport tower. We were vectored by ny approach on to the final approach course for the VOR approach to runway 25. We contacted the tower prior to the FAF, the conditions were 400 ft overcast and the minimums were 492 ft, the wind on the ground was 210 degrees 15 KTS. We flew the approach to MDA and continued in conditions were gusty and we showed speed variations approximately +/-7 KTS. We got visual reference prior to GS (VASI) and continued descent. Our landing distance required was within 300 ft of runway available (not using thrust reversers) wet runway so I was concerned that speed control and touching down without floating was important. We had briefed that if either of us was unhappy with the approach/landing conditions we would do missed and divert to bdl. Unfortunately we were under a high workload with difficult conditions. The tower would have seen us, we were not given a clearance to land and we failed to get it. After landing the tower advised us, we were the second aircraft within 30 mins to do this.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A C560 FLT CREW INADVERTENTLY LANDS WITHOUT A CLRNC AT BDR.
Narrative: FLYING FROM IAD TO BDR AS A REPOSITIONING FLT FOR THE NEXT DAY. WE WERE HANDED OFF FROM NY APCH TO BRIDGEPORT TWR. WE WERE VECTORED BY NY APCH ON TO THE FINAL APCH COURSE FOR THE VOR APCH TO RWY 25. WE CONTACTED THE TWR PRIOR TO THE FAF, THE CONDITIONS WERE 400 FT OVCST AND THE MINIMUMS WERE 492 FT, THE WIND ON THE GND WAS 210 DEGS 15 KTS. WE FLEW THE APCH TO MDA AND CONTINUED IN CONDITIONS WERE GUSTY AND WE SHOWED SPD VARIATIONS APPROX +/-7 KTS. WE GOT VISUAL REF PRIOR TO GS (VASI) AND CONTINUED DSCNT. OUR LNDG DISTANCE REQUIRED WAS WITHIN 300 FT OF RWY AVAILABLE (NOT USING THRUST REVERSERS) WET RWY SO I WAS CONCERNED THAT SPD CTL AND TOUCHING DOWN WITHOUT FLOATING WAS IMPORTANT. WE HAD BRIEFED THAT IF EITHER OF US WAS UNHAPPY WITH THE APCH/LNDG CONDITIONS WE WOULD DO MISSED AND DIVERT TO BDL. UNFORTUNATELY WE WERE UNDER A HIGH WORKLOAD WITH DIFFICULT CONDITIONS. THE TWR WOULD HAVE SEEN US, WE WERE NOT GIVEN A CLRNC TO LAND AND WE FAILED TO GET IT. AFTER LNDG THE TWR ADVISED US, WE WERE THE SECOND ACFT WITHIN 30 MINS TO DO THIS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.