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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : mgm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mgm|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Error|
I was the controller working mgm approach control. I accepted a handoff on small aircraft X, an overflt. Subsequently, the previous sector called and advised he would be landing mgm rather than overflying. A minute or so later the pilot asked if I was aware that he would be landing rather than overflying. I said I was, and issued the wind and altimeter and said expect vectors to runway 27 ILS. The approach end of runway was closed due to construction, and this information was on the ATIS as well as the appropriate NOTAMS issued. The pilot subsequently landed on the closed portion of the runway, short of the threshold. The ATIS frequency had been changed approximately 6-9 months prior to this. Traffic in the sector was moderate to heavy at the time. It was daylight, VFR, visibility 5+ mi. The closed portion was clearly marked with white X's, and new threshold line was drawn on the runway. Vehicles were driving about on the closed portion. The pilot admitted he had the old ATIS frequency on his charts. No damage was done to the aircraft. I (the controller) was credited with a systems error.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA LANDED ON CLOSED PART OF RWY WHILE MEN AND EQUIPMENT ALSO OCCUPIED THAT PART OF RWY PRIOR TO DISPLACED THRESHOLD. FAC CLASSIFIED AS OPERATIONAL ERROR.
Narrative: I WAS THE CTLR WORKING MGM APCH CTL. I ACCEPTED A HDOF ON SMA X, AN OVERFLT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PREVIOUS SECTOR CALLED AND ADVISED HE WOULD BE LNDG MGM RATHER THAN OVERFLYING. A MINUTE OR SO LATER THE PLT ASKED IF I WAS AWARE THAT HE WOULD BE LNDG RATHER THAN OVERFLYING. I SAID I WAS, AND ISSUED THE WIND AND ALTIMETER AND SAID EXPECT VECTORS TO RWY 27 ILS. THE APCH END OF RWY WAS CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, AND THIS INFO WAS ON THE ATIS AS WELL AS THE APPROPRIATE NOTAMS ISSUED. THE PLT SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED ON THE CLOSED PORTION OF THE RWY, SHORT OF THE THRESHOLD. THE ATIS FREQ HAD BEEN CHANGED APPROX 6-9 MONTHS PRIOR TO THIS. TFC IN THE SECTOR WAS MODERATE TO HEAVY AT THE TIME. IT WAS DAYLIGHT, VFR, VIS 5+ MI. THE CLOSED PORTION WAS CLEARLY MARKED WITH WHITE X'S, AND NEW THRESHOLD LINE WAS DRAWN ON THE RWY. VEHICLES WERE DRIVING ABOUT ON THE CLOSED PORTION. THE PLT ADMITTED HE HAD THE OLD ATIS FREQ ON HIS CHARTS. NO DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE ACFT. I (THE CTLR) WAS CREDITED WITH A SYSTEMS ERROR.
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.