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|Locale Reference||airport : mci.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 10|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mci.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B717 (Formerly MD-95)|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||controller radar : 23|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||atc equipment other atc equipment : asde|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Navigational Facility|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
Aircraft was in landing phase of approach; tower was unable to see runway; asde advised to send aircraft around. Advising aircraft to go around if able; asde said something about runway occupied. Had an area about 1/2 way down runway edged showing WX reflection area to side of runway. As aircraft was going around; target appeared in first third of runway for 10 seconds and disappeared. WX contractor was in tower and showed us an area of rain; about 1/4 mi in diameter at the location of reflection. We had mist most of the day; this was the first of the rain.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MCI LCL CTLR DESCRIBED ASDE GAR EVENT THAT MAY HAVE BEEN TRIGGERED BY RAIN.
Narrative: ACFT WAS IN LNDG PHASE OF APCH; TWR WAS UNABLE TO SEE RWY; ASDE ADVISED TO SEND ACFT AROUND. ADVISING ACFT TO GO AROUND IF ABLE; ASDE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT RWY OCCUPIED. HAD AN AREA ABOUT 1/2 WAY DOWN RWY EDGED SHOWING WX REFLECTION AREA TO SIDE OF RWY. AS ACFT WAS GOING AROUND; TARGET APPEARED IN FIRST THIRD OF RWY FOR 10 SECONDS AND DISAPPEARED. WX CONTRACTOR WAS IN TWR AND SHOWED US AN AREA OF RAIN; ABOUT 1/4 MI IN DIAMETER AT THE LOCATION OF REFLECTION. WE HAD MIST MOST OF THE DAY; THIS WAS THE FIRST OF THE RAIN.
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.