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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : sba.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||SF 340A|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground less severe|
ground encounters other
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Chart Or Publication
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
First officer didn't listen to the complete ATIS broadcast even though there was plenty of time to do so in cruise from lax. He failed to note that the parallel taxiway to runway 25 was partially closed. I taxied clear of the runway and half way through my left turn onto the parallel taxiway had to make an immediate stop to keep us from impacting several plastic stanchions across the taxiway. Information was not included in the special advisories of the airport field report; was not included in fdc NOTAMS for sba. Information was only in the ATIS broadcast. Cause: first officer was just complacent. He has been in and out of this airport for yrs; nothing ever changes; why should I listen to the full ATIS? Capts never want to hear it anyway. Response: listened to the full and complete ATIS broadcast. Reviewed the fdc NOTAMS and field report for sba to see if I had missed anything in my flight briefing to the first officer. Suggestions: it will occur again. Have spoken on several occasions with the chief pilot/base manager's office on the lack of attention to detail I have encountered in the past yr. Aircraft departing lax without the maintenance log on board while there was an open maintenance discrepancy; crews reporting to the aircraft for initial preflts late; wrong MEL's applied to aircraft with a maintenance discrepancy; slip-shod preflight walkarounds; slip-shod postflts when the aircraft gets to the overnight; bird strikes missed on postflt inspections because either the crew did not do one or failed to use a flashlight while performing one; emergency equipment missing from flight deck; in one case the same crew 1 week apart; foreign objects or tires worn to limits missed on the postflt if one was ever done. Crews arriving in the outstation to turn the aircraft over to me and my crew; stepping off the aircraft and telling me of a known mechanical discrepancy(south) and telling me that they didn't write it up. First officer's stepping off the aircraft and telling me even before he has done his postflt that the captain is up on the flight deck writing up the r-hand tail navigation light. Non compliance with stabilized approach criteria and procedures. Pushbacks from a gate with an inoperative headset and no briefing with (4) ground crew accomplished; etc. It all comes down to complacency on the part of both capts and first officer's. I have no suggestions to offer you. Until we have an incident/accident....
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN SF340 CAPT RPTS WIDESPREAD ACR COMPLACENCY AS DEMONSTRATED BY HIS FO RECEIVING INCOMPLETE ATIS NOTAM INFO ABOUT A CLOSED TXWY THAT HE NEARLY ENTERED.
Narrative: FO DIDN'T LISTEN TO THE COMPLETE ATIS BROADCAST EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS PLENTY OF TIME TO DO SO IN CRUISE FROM LAX. HE FAILED TO NOTE THAT THE PARALLEL TXWY TO RWY 25 WAS PARTIALLY CLOSED. I TAXIED CLR OF THE RWY AND HALF WAY THROUGH MY L TURN ONTO THE PARALLEL TXWY HAD TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE STOP TO KEEP US FROM IMPACTING SEVERAL PLASTIC STANCHIONS ACROSS THE TXWY. INFO WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SPECIAL ADVISORIES OF THE ARPT FIELD RPT; WAS NOT INCLUDED IN FDC NOTAMS FOR SBA. INFO WAS ONLY IN THE ATIS BROADCAST. CAUSE: FO WAS JUST COMPLACENT. HE HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THIS ARPT FOR YRS; NOTHING EVER CHANGES; WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO THE FULL ATIS? CAPTS NEVER WANT TO HEAR IT ANYWAY. RESPONSE: LISTENED TO THE FULL AND COMPLETE ATIS BROADCAST. REVIEWED THE FDC NOTAMS AND FIELD RPT FOR SBA TO SEE IF I HAD MISSED ANYTHING IN MY FLT BRIEFING TO THE FO. SUGGESTIONS: IT WILL OCCUR AGAIN. HAVE SPOKEN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WITH THE CHIEF PLT/BASE MGR'S OFFICE ON THE LACK OF ATTN TO DETAIL I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THE PAST YR. ACFT DEPARTING LAX WITHOUT THE MAINT LOG ON BOARD WHILE THERE WAS AN OPEN MAINT DISCREPANCY; CREWS RPTING TO THE ACFT FOR INITIAL PREFLTS LATE; WRONG MEL'S APPLIED TO ACFT WITH A MAINT DISCREPANCY; SLIP-SHOD PREFLT WALKAROUNDS; SLIP-SHOD POSTFLTS WHEN THE ACFT GETS TO THE OVERNIGHT; BIRD STRIKES MISSED ON POSTFLT INSPECTIONS BECAUSE EITHER THE CREW DID NOT DO ONE OR FAILED TO USE A FLASHLIGHT WHILE PERFORMING ONE; EMER EQUIP MISSING FROM FLT DECK; IN ONE CASE THE SAME CREW 1 WK APART; FOREIGN OBJECTS OR TIRES WORN TO LIMITS MISSED ON THE POSTFLT IF ONE WAS EVER DONE. CREWS ARRIVING IN THE OUTSTATION TO TURN THE ACFT OVER TO ME AND MY CREW; STEPPING OFF THE ACFT AND TELLING ME OF A KNOWN MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY(S) AND TELLING ME THAT THEY DIDN'T WRITE IT UP. FO'S STEPPING OFF THE ACFT AND TELLING ME EVEN BEFORE HE HAS DONE HIS POSTFLT THAT THE CAPT IS UP ON THE FLT DECK WRITING UP THE R-HAND TAIL NAV LIGHT. NON COMPLIANCE WITH STABILIZED APCH CRITERIA AND PROCS. PUSHBACKS FROM A GATE WITH AN INOP HEADSET AND NO BRIEFING WITH (4) GND CREW ACCOMPLISHED; ETC. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO COMPLACENCY ON THE PART OF BOTH CAPTS AND FO'S. I HAVE NO SUGGESTIONS TO OFFER YOU. UNTIL WE HAVE AN INCIDENT/ACCIDENT....
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.