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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : skbo.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 14000|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||ils localizer & glide slope : 13r|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : instrument precision|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 8440
flight time type : 2600
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : company policies
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued advisory|
|Problem Areas||ATC Human Performance|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Planned to arrive in skbo at approximately XA30. ATIS was difficult to understand due to poor quality of transmission over VOR. Both first officer and I understand that ILS approachs were being conducted for ILS runway 13L and right. We briefed and planned for ILS runway 13R; which is the standard arrival runway from our direction. Arrival complicated by convective activity located over arrival corridor. Both first officer and I understood clearance direct to the bog VOR; cleared for ILS runway 13R. First officer read back clearance. After passing the bog VOR; and after runway 13R localizer intercept (runway 13R ILS was in service) we broke out at approximately 2000 ft AGL. We could not acquire runway visually. First officer asked tower about landing clearance. Tower responded we were cleared to land on runway 13L; runway 13R is closed. We acquired runway 13L visually and landed uneventfully. All aircraft maneuvering was accomplished visually above 1000 ft afe. Columbian ATC did not inquire about the approach. Note: NOTAMS reported runway 13R closed from XA00-XI00; but in my experience these NOTAMS are often not followed in practice in this part of the world. Because of this; the ATIS information; and the understood clearance; we conducted the approach to runway 13R. Language problems and the poor quality of the radio xmissions were a major factor in this event.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN ACR PILOT FLEW AN ILS TO BOG 13R WHEN IT WAS NOTAMED CLOSED. OFTEN POOR RADIOS; LANGUAGE; AND INACCURATE NOTAMS CREATE MISUNDERSTANDINGS.
Narrative: PLANNED TO ARRIVE IN SKBO AT APPROX XA30. ATIS WAS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND DUE TO POOR QUALITY OF XMISSION OVER VOR. BOTH FO AND I UNDERSTAND THAT ILS APCHS WERE BEING CONDUCTED FOR ILS RWY 13L AND R. WE BRIEFED AND PLANNED FOR ILS RWY 13R; WHICH IS THE STANDARD ARR RWY FROM OUR DIRECTION. ARR COMPLICATED BY CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY LOCATED OVER ARR CORRIDOR. BOTH FO AND I UNDERSTOOD CLRNC DIRECT TO THE BOG VOR; CLRED FOR ILS RWY 13R. FO READ BACK CLRNC. AFTER PASSING THE BOG VOR; AND AFTER RWY 13R LOC INTERCEPT (RWY 13R ILS WAS IN SVC) WE BROKE OUT AT APPROX 2000 FT AGL. WE COULD NOT ACQUIRE RWY VISUALLY. FO ASKED TWR ABOUT LNDG CLRNC. TWR RESPONDED WE WERE CLRED TO LAND ON RWY 13L; RWY 13R IS CLOSED. WE ACQUIRED RWY 13L VISUALLY AND LANDED UNEVENTFULLY. ALL ACFT MANEUVERING WAS ACCOMPLISHED VISUALLY ABOVE 1000 FT AFE. COLUMBIAN ATC DID NOT INQUIRE ABOUT THE APCH. NOTE: NOTAMS RPTED RWY 13R CLOSED FROM XA00-XI00; BUT IN MY EXPERIENCE THESE NOTAMS ARE OFTEN NOT FOLLOWED IN PRACTICE IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD. BECAUSE OF THIS; THE ATIS INFO; AND THE UNDERSTOOD CLRNC; WE CONDUCTED THE APCH TO RWY 13R. LANGUAGE PROBS AND THE POOR QUALITY OF THE RADIO XMISSIONS WERE A MAJOR FACTOR IN THIS EVENT.
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.