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|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||PA-34-200 Seneca I|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : multi engine
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 1740
flight time type : 250
|Anomaly||excursion : runway|
ground encounters other
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Completed cloud seeding mission and landed in front of cell to allow passage and a later return-to-base. Had never landed at this airport; and therefore; assumed it was comparable to all the other airports in the area at +/-5000 ft. Upon reaching the 'hump' in the middle of the runway; discovered the other part of the runway was not there; and overran the runway through the perimeter fencing; which was some 50 paces away and substantially downhill. With no phone and 5 hours to wait for someone to appear; I began clearing the rubble; inspected the aircraft in the dark; and it looked pretty good. Therefore; it eventually dawned on me to crank the engines; and if ok; taxi the aircraft to the ramp. Upon normal start and performance; I taxied back to the pavement. With everything in the green; a run up was performed and all system were 'go.' at that point; I decided to take off and return to base. The next morning; another inspection revealed more scrapes and dings and a blade that was q-tipped; but since during the previous flight there were no vibrations; no oil loss; etc; etc; I again flew the aircraft to the mechanic some 25 mins away.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PA-34 PLT LANDED AT UNFAMILIAR ARPT AND OVERRAN THE RWY END. ACFT WAS THEN FLOWN TO HOME ARPT WHERE DAMAGE WAS DISCOVERED. ACFT WAS THEN FLOWN WITHOUT FERRY PERMIT TO A LOCATION FOR MAINT REPAIR.
Narrative: COMPLETED CLOUD SEEDING MISSION AND LANDED IN FRONT OF CELL TO ALLOW PASSAGE AND A LATER RETURN-TO-BASE. HAD NEVER LANDED AT THIS ARPT; AND THEREFORE; ASSUMED IT WAS COMPARABLE TO ALL THE OTHER ARPTS IN THE AREA AT +/-5000 FT. UPON REACHING THE 'HUMP' IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RWY; DISCOVERED THE OTHER PART OF THE RWY WAS NOT THERE; AND OVERRAN THE RWY THROUGH THE PERIMETER FENCING; WHICH WAS SOME 50 PACES AWAY AND SUBSTANTIALLY DOWNHILL. WITH NO PHONE AND 5 HRS TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO APPEAR; I BEGAN CLRING THE RUBBLE; INSPECTED THE ACFT IN THE DARK; AND IT LOOKED PRETTY GOOD. THEREFORE; IT EVENTUALLY DAWNED ON ME TO CRANK THE ENGS; AND IF OK; TAXI THE ACFT TO THE RAMP. UPON NORMAL START AND PERFORMANCE; I TAXIED BACK TO THE PAVEMENT. WITH EVERYTHING IN THE GREEN; A RUN UP WAS PERFORMED AND ALL SYS WERE 'GO.' AT THAT POINT; I DECIDED TO TAKE OFF AND RETURN TO BASE. THE NEXT MORNING; ANOTHER INSPECTION REVEALED MORE SCRAPES AND DINGS AND A BLADE THAT WAS Q-TIPPED; BUT SINCE DURING THE PREVIOUS FLT THERE WERE NO VIBRATIONS; NO OIL LOSS; ETC; ETC; I AGAIN FLEW THE ACFT TO THE MECH SOME 25 MINS AWAY.
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.