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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Cessna 170|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||ground : takeoff roll|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 140|
flight time total : 14800
flight time type : 1000
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Departed uncontrolled airport which was NOTAM'd closed due to runway conditions earlier. Earlier runway had been covered with ice and snow and runway was NOTAM'd closed. At the time of departure the sun had melted the ice and snow off the runway and the runway was only wet. This occurred on a weekend and the airport manager had not yet removed the NOTAM. I only checked the WX on-line and tsa NOTAM's but did not check the airport NOTAM's due to familiarity with the airport. The unicom was not monitored nor; is it normally monitored. The airport was unattended at the time. WX conditions at the time were clear; light winds; and visibility unlimited. The sun had melted the ice and snow from the runway.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C170 PLT DEPARTS UNCONTROLLED RWY; NOTAM'D CLOSED FOR SNOW; AFTER SNOW HAS MELTED BUT PRIOR TO NOTAM BEING REMOVED.
Narrative: DEPARTED UNCONTROLLED ARPT WHICH WAS NOTAM'D CLOSED DUE TO RWY CONDITIONS EARLIER. EARLIER RWY HAD BEEN COVERED WITH ICE AND SNOW AND RWY WAS NOTAM'D CLOSED. AT THE TIME OF DEP THE SUN HAD MELTED THE ICE AND SNOW OFF THE RWY AND THE RWY WAS ONLY WET. THIS OCCURRED ON A WEEKEND AND THE ARPT MANAGER HAD NOT YET REMOVED THE NOTAM. I ONLY CHKED THE WX ON-LINE AND TSA NOTAM'S BUT DID NOT CHECK THE ARPT NOTAM'S DUE TO FAMILIARITY WITH THE ARPT. THE UNICOM WAS NOT MONITORED NOR; IS IT NORMALLY MONITORED. THE ARPT WAS UNATTENDED AT THE TIME. WX CONDITIONS AT THE TIME WERE CLEAR; LIGHT WINDS; AND VISIBILITY UNLIMITED. THE SUN HAD MELTED THE ICE AND SNOW FROM THE RWY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.