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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : adq|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : circling|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Function||observation : observer|
|Qualification||pilot : military|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
inflight encounter : weather
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
none taken : unable
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
The reason I'm entering this flight in a NASA report is that the FAA says that a coast guardsman reported that I landed on a taxiway on approach to runway 36 in kodiak, ak. First off, this is not true. These are the facts of the flight. Flight left homer, ak, IFR cruising at 10000'. We got a clearance for the VOR approach to kodiak circle to land runway 36. Kodiak WX was 1200 broken, 7 mi visibility, wind 040-080 degrees, 30 KTS, gusting to 40 KTS. We broke out of the clouds 5 mi from the VOR at 1500' and proceeded to the airport VFR conditions to circle to land runway 36. We made right traffic to runway 36. On short final the tower cautioned, 'turbulence in the gusty conditions, wind 040-080 degrees at 30 gusting to 40 KTS, cleared to land.' we acknowledged. I lined up on the runway and let the wind move me over the taxiway angling 30 degrees to the southwest of the end of the runway. The wind was blowing directly down the taxiway. Since it was clear in this area and certainly part of the approach path, I touched down on the edge of the taxiway and the runway the same angle of the taxiway into the wind. Our ground roll was approximately 50' as our ground speed was 15 KTS. Please refer to the kodiak airport area map on attached page.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN OBSERVER ALLEGED AN ATX SMT LANDED ON A TXWY AT ADQ, REPORTER CLAIMS THIS IS NOT TRUE.
Narrative: THE REASON I'M ENTERING THIS FLT IN A NASA RPT IS THAT THE FAA SAYS THAT A COAST GUARDSMAN RPTED THAT I LANDED ON A TXWY ON APCH TO RWY 36 IN KODIAK, AK. FIRST OFF, THIS IS NOT TRUE. THESE ARE THE FACTS OF THE FLT. FLT LEFT HOMER, AK, IFR CRUISING AT 10000'. WE GOT A CLRNC FOR THE VOR APCH TO KODIAK CIRCLE TO LAND RWY 36. KODIAK WX WAS 1200 BROKEN, 7 MI VIS, WIND 040-080 DEGS, 30 KTS, GUSTING TO 40 KTS. WE BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS 5 MI FROM THE VOR AT 1500' AND PROCEEDED TO THE ARPT VFR CONDITIONS TO CIRCLE TO LAND RWY 36. WE MADE RIGHT TFC TO RWY 36. ON SHORT FINAL THE TWR CAUTIONED, 'TURB IN THE GUSTY CONDITIONS, WIND 040-080 DEGS AT 30 GUSTING TO 40 KTS, CLRED TO LAND.' WE ACKNOWLEDGED. I LINED UP ON THE RWY AND LET THE WIND MOVE ME OVER THE TXWY ANGLING 30 DEGS TO THE SW OF THE END OF THE RWY. THE WIND WAS BLOWING DIRECTLY DOWN THE TXWY. SINCE IT WAS CLR IN THIS AREA AND CERTAINLY PART OF THE APCH PATH, I TOUCHED DOWN ON THE EDGE OF THE TXWY AND THE RWY THE SAME ANGLE OF THE TXWY INTO THE WIND. OUR GND ROLL WAS APPROX 50' AS OUR GND SPD WAS 15 KTS. PLEASE REFER TO THE KODIAK ARPT AREA MAP ON ATTACHED PAGE.
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.