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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : mkc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : holding|
ground other : taxi
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 5700
flight time type : 800
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : far
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
We were cleared to taxi to runway 19. As instructed by ATC ground. To taxi to runway 19 at mkc from our position on the airport we must cross the active runway, 19. At no time was any holding instruction given. Both crewmembers checked for traffic before crossing 19. There was no traffic. Upon crossing 19 ATC ground informed us we needed ATC clearance to cross 19. We both thought that, 'cleared to taxi to 19,' meant that we could taxi to 19 by crossing the active 19 and proceed to the approach end of 19. The controller working ground was also working the tower frequency. If ground issues a clearance to taxi I feel that the, 'cleared to taxi,' gives unrestricted clearance to taxi to the active runway. I feel holding instruction should have been issued if ground control wanted us to hold short of the active runway. From now on I will question any clearance that takes me across an active runway so this situation never occurs again. I'm glad at the time of the problem, to my knowledge, we were the only traffic being handled by ATC. I feel I'm not alone in my interpretation of 'cleared to taxi.' let's keep aviation safe.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LTT CARGO FLT CROSSED ACTIVE RWY WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: WE WERE CLRED TO TAXI TO RWY 19. AS INSTRUCTED BY ATC GND. TO TAXI TO RWY 19 AT MKC FROM OUR POS ON THE ARPT WE MUST CROSS THE ACTIVE RWY, 19. AT NO TIME WAS ANY HOLDING INSTRUCTION GIVEN. BOTH CREWMEMBERS CHKED FOR TFC BEFORE XING 19. THERE WAS NO TFC. UPON XING 19 ATC GND INFORMED US WE NEEDED ATC CLRNC TO CROSS 19. WE BOTH THOUGHT THAT, 'CLRED TO TAXI TO 19,' MEANT THAT WE COULD TAXI TO 19 BY XING THE ACTIVE 19 AND PROCEED TO THE APCH END OF 19. THE CTLR WORKING GND WAS ALSO WORKING THE TWR FREQ. IF GND ISSUES A CLRNC TO TAXI I FEEL THAT THE, 'CLRED TO TAXI,' GIVES UNRESTRICTED CLRNC TO TAXI TO THE ACTIVE RWY. I FEEL HOLDING INSTRUCTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN ISSUED IF GND CTL WANTED US TO HOLD SHORT OF THE ACTIVE RWY. FROM NOW ON I WILL QUESTION ANY CLRNC THAT TAKES ME ACROSS AN ACTIVE RWY SO THIS SITUATION NEVER OCCURS AGAIN. I'M GLAD AT THE TIME OF THE PROB, TO MY KNOWLEDGE, WE WERE THE ONLY TFC BEING HANDLED BY ATC. I FEEL I'M NOT ALONE IN MY INTERP OF 'CLRED TO TAXI.' LET'S KEEP AVIATION SAFE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 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.