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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : rkd.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 50|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Bonanza 33|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Make Model Name||Commercial Fixed Wing|
|Flight Phase||landing : roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 44|
flight time total : 2300
flight time type : 1005
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other flight crewb
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 200|
vertical : 50
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I was departing rkd; rockland; me; VFR. The WX was clear; wind was calm; temperature was approximately 73 degrees F. I chose runway 21 because 2 other planes had just departed on it. I announced back-taxi on runway 21; then turned around and announced my intended departure on the unicom frequency; 123.05; 'knox county traffic; bonanza xyz departing runway 21; knox county.' I had the gear up and was approximately 50 ft high when passing the intersection of runway 13 when I heard a transmission on the frequency. I looked right and saw a turboprop commuter on rollout a few hundred ft away. The pilot claimed not to have heard my takeoff announcement. For whatever reasons; I had managed to miss whatever position announcement he had made. I realize that this situation should not have been allowed to develop. I have already been counseled about how it could have been done better -- by slowing down; listening longer; and double-broadcasting intentions. Though I would do things differently next time in a similar situation; I do not believe any far's were violated.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BE33 PLT DEPARTED UNCONTROLLED ARPT AND DISCOVERED AFTER AIRBORNE THAT HIS TKOF WAS IN CONFLICT WITH ANOTHER ACFT LANDING ON INTERSECTING RWY.
Narrative: I WAS DEPARTING RKD; ROCKLAND; ME; VFR. THE WX WAS CLR; WIND WAS CALM; TEMP WAS APPROX 73 DEGS F. I CHOSE RWY 21 BECAUSE 2 OTHER PLANES HAD JUST DEPARTED ON IT. I ANNOUNCED BACK-TAXI ON RWY 21; THEN TURNED AROUND AND ANNOUNCED MY INTENDED DEP ON THE UNICOM FREQ; 123.05; 'KNOX COUNTY TFC; BONANZA XYZ DEPARTING RWY 21; KNOX COUNTY.' I HAD THE GEAR UP AND WAS APPROX 50 FT HIGH WHEN PASSING THE INTXN OF RWY 13 WHEN I HEARD A XMISSION ON THE FREQ. I LOOKED R AND SAW A TURBOPROP COMMUTER ON ROLLOUT A FEW HUNDRED FT AWAY. THE PLT CLAIMED NOT TO HAVE HEARD MY TKOF ANNOUNCEMENT. FOR WHATEVER REASONS; I HAD MANAGED TO MISS WHATEVER POS ANNOUNCEMENT HE HAD MADE. I REALIZE THAT THIS SIT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO DEVELOP. I HAVE ALREADY BEEN COUNSELED ABOUT HOW IT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER -- BY SLOWING DOWN; LISTENING LONGER; AND DOUBLE-BROADCASTING INTENTIONS. THOUGH I WOULD DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIME IN A SIMILAR SIT; I DO NOT BELIEVE ANY FAR'S WERE VIOLATED.
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.