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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : hot|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 450
flight time type : 214
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
incursion : landing without clearance
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On a clear day at an airport with an operating control tower, I was cleared to land on runway 5. I mistakenly identified runway 23 as runway 5 and landed downwind on the active runway. There was no conflict with other aircraft. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: tower had asked where reporter was when reporter reported entering downwind. Tower then said, 'oh, there you are,' and cleared him to land. Tower obviously was looking at a different aircraft and had no reason to suspect the reporter was not on downwind as he said.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA LANDED ON RWY RECIPROCAL TO THE RWY CLEARED.
Narrative: ON A CLR DAY AT AN ARPT WITH AN OPERATING CTL TWR, I WAS CLRED TO LAND ON RWY 5. I MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIED RWY 23 AS RWY 5 AND LANDED DOWNWIND ON THE ACTIVE RWY. THERE WAS NO CONFLICT WITH OTHER ACFT. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: TWR HAD ASKED WHERE RPTR WAS WHEN RPTR RPTED ENTERING DOWNWIND. TWR THEN SAID, 'OH, THERE YOU ARE,' AND CLRED HIM TO LAND. TWR OBVIOUSLY WAS LOOKING AT A DIFFERENT ACFT AND HAD NO REASON TO SUSPECT THE RPTR WAS NOT ON DOWNWIND AS HE SAID.
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.