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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : hnl|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hnl|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 3300
flight time type : 250
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
During an afternoon in 1/88, after a flight of approximately 4.4 hours and 3 stops, I was clrd into the hnl TCA via the west arrival for runway 22R. I think it is important to relate that 90% of the time the prevailing winds dictate runways 4R and 4L. Also, on 1/xx official sundown was XB18 pm. At XA20, the sun was directly off the end of runway 22 and about 15 degrees above the horizon. I was turned over to tower and clrd to land runway 22R. Runway 22L was closed with men and equipment about halfway down the runway. On about 1/4, at 400 or 500', I could hear the controller trying to get the airplane that had just landed to clear the runway 'west/O delay.' it was a little bit too close of spacing, therefore I was keeping my altitude and slowing it down more than usual to keep from having to go around. Finally I figured he was either off the runway or not, so I dropped the nose, ready for a go around, and landed. As I rolled to a stop and spotted the equipment on the runway in front of me, I said 'oh !' I was then told to taxi to the gate and call the tower to explain why I had landed on runway 22L which was closed. Contributing factors: bright south pacific sun directly off runway, too close of spacing by controller, slightly unfamiliar with visual identify of infrequently used runways 22R and 22L, and wrong time of day to be doing routine maintenance on runway considering the factors.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX SMT LNDG INTO SETTING SUN WITH TRAFFIC DRIFTED AND LANDED ON ADJACENT CLOSED PARALLEL RWY.
Narrative: DURING AN AFTERNOON IN 1/88, AFTER A FLT OF APPROX 4.4 HRS AND 3 STOPS, I WAS CLRD INTO THE HNL TCA VIA THE W ARR FOR RWY 22R. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO RELATE THAT 90% OF THE TIME THE PREVAILING WINDS DICTATE RWYS 4R AND 4L. ALSO, ON 1/XX OFFICIAL SUNDOWN WAS XB18 PM. AT XA20, THE SUN WAS DIRECTLY OFF THE END OF RWY 22 AND ABOUT 15 DEGS ABOVE THE HORIZON. I WAS TURNED OVER TO TWR AND CLRD TO LAND RWY 22R. RWY 22L WAS CLOSED WITH MEN AND EQUIP ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE RWY. ON ABOUT 1/4, AT 400 OR 500', I COULD HEAR THE CTLR TRYING TO GET THE AIRPLANE THAT HAD JUST LANDED TO CLR THE RWY 'W/O DELAY.' IT WAS A LITTLE BIT TOO CLOSE OF SPACING, THEREFORE I WAS KEEPING MY ALT AND SLOWING IT DOWN MORE THAN USUAL TO KEEP FROM HAVING TO GO AROUND. FINALLY I FIGURED HE WAS EITHER OFF THE RWY OR NOT, SO I DROPPED THE NOSE, READY FOR A GO AROUND, AND LANDED. AS I ROLLED TO A STOP AND SPOTTED THE EQUIP ON THE RWY IN FRONT OF ME, I SAID 'OH !' I WAS THEN TOLD TO TAXI TO THE GATE AND CALL THE TWR TO EXPLAIN WHY I HAD LANDED ON RWY 22L WHICH WAS CLOSED. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: BRIGHT SOUTH PACIFIC SUN DIRECTLY OFF RWY, TOO CLOSE OF SPACING BY CTLR, SLIGHTLY UNFAMILIAR WITH VISUAL IDENT OF INFREQUENTLY USED RWYS 22R AND 22L, AND WRONG TIME OF DAY TO BE DOING ROUTINE MAINT ON RWY CONSIDERING THE FACTORS.
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.