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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mia|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 285|
flight time total : 4100
flight time type : 780
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : became reoriented|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was cleared for a midfield departure off runway 9R. I acknowledged and read back my takeoff clearance. As I started my roll, I was scanning my instruments. When my scan reached my compass and dg, I realized I had begun my roll to the west. At the same time I was pulling back the power, the controller said, 'cancel your takeoff clearance and clear the runway.' after 1 arrival had landed, I was again cleared for takeoff on runway 9R. At no time did I leave the ground, nor did the controller or myself mention that my roll was begun in the wrong direction. I accepted my taxi clearance to runway 9R. During taxi, the ground controller said I could have an intersection departure. From the position of our gates on the field, I have rarely been given a taxi clearance to runway 9R when mia is on an east operation. However, on a west operation, I am often given runway 27L. I succumbed to human error of habit by facing the west. Had I never allowed myself an intersection departure with adequate runway length in the wrong direction, this mistake would not have occurred. Because of a shortage of pilots within our company, I am utilized heavily. I know that often I am tired and continuously try to watch for factors that lead to mistakes. On the particular morning this occurred, my judgement was not precise, and I should have been more alert to the environment.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATX SMT MAKING MIDFIELD TKOF STARTED TKOF IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION FROM WHICH CLEARED AND HAD TO ABORT.
Narrative: I WAS CLRED FOR A MIDFIELD DEP OFF RWY 9R. I ACKNOWLEDGED AND READ BACK MY TKOF CLRNC. AS I STARTED MY ROLL, I WAS SCANNING MY INSTRUMENTS. WHEN MY SCAN REACHED MY COMPASS AND DG, I REALIZED I HAD BEGUN MY ROLL TO THE W. AT THE SAME TIME I WAS PULLING BACK THE PWR, THE CTLR SAID, 'CANCEL YOUR TKOF CLRNC AND CLR THE RWY.' AFTER 1 ARR HAD LANDED, I WAS AGAIN CLRED FOR TKOF ON RWY 9R. AT NO TIME DID I LEAVE THE GND, NOR DID THE CTLR OR MYSELF MENTION THAT MY ROLL WAS BEGUN IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. I ACCEPTED MY TAXI CLRNC TO RWY 9R. DURING TAXI, THE GND CTLR SAID I COULD HAVE AN INTXN DEP. FROM THE POS OF OUR GATES ON THE FIELD, I HAVE RARELY BEEN GIVEN A TAXI CLRNC TO RWY 9R WHEN MIA IS ON AN E OP. HOWEVER, ON A W OP, I AM OFTEN GIVEN RWY 27L. I SUCCUMBED TO HUMAN ERROR OF HABIT BY FACING THE W. HAD I NEVER ALLOWED MYSELF AN INTXN DEP WITH ADEQUATE RWY LENGTH IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, THIS MISTAKE WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED. BECAUSE OF A SHORTAGE OF PLTS WITHIN OUR COMPANY, I AM UTILIZED HEAVILY. I KNOW THAT OFTEN I AM TIRED AND CONTINUOUSLY TRY TO WATCH FOR FACTORS THAT LEAD TO MISTAKES. ON THE PARTICULAR MORNING THIS OCCURRED, MY JUDGEMENT WAS NOT PRECISE, AND I SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE ALERT TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
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.