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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : tpa|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 100
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zoa|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||ground : holding|
ground other : taxi
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing : go around|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 1000
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Miss Distance||vertical : 100|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Error|
We were cleared into position on runway 36R behind a departing large transport. Pre-departure takeoff checks were accomplished as we pulled into position on centerline and set brakes for hold. About 10 seconds later a white light twin passed directly overhead, northbound at about 100', with gear retracted. Simultaneously the local controller said words to the effect, 'roger, go around.' no other comment was made on radio frequency by either aircraft or controller. Shortly thereafter we received takeoff clearance. Possible contributing factors. Our crew may be conditioned to other aircraft being cleared to land on runway 36L and did not hear any clearance to land on runway 36R. I was occupying the right seat and would have been in the best position to see an approaching aircraft. However, on receiving the clearance, 'position and hold,' I only made a cursory glance to my right down the approach path, and then became involved in my own pre-departure duties and responding to the checklist read by the second officer. Additionally, as a check airman, I had a new captain receiving operating experience. I have to pay particular attention to his performance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATCT LCL CTLR HAD LGT TAXI INTO POSITION AND HOLD WITH SMT ON SHORT FINAL, SMT MADE GO AROUND.
Narrative: WE WERE CLRED INTO POS ON RWY 36R BEHIND A DEPARTING LGT. PRE-DEP TKOF CHKS WERE ACCOMPLISHED AS WE PULLED INTO POS ON CENTERLINE AND SET BRAKES FOR HOLD. ABOUT 10 SECS LATER A WHITE LIGHT TWIN PASSED DIRECTLY OVERHEAD, NBOUND AT ABOUT 100', WITH GEAR RETRACTED. SIMULTANEOUSLY THE LCL CTLR SAID WORDS TO THE EFFECT, 'ROGER, GO AROUND.' NO OTHER COMMENT WAS MADE ON RADIO FREQ BY EITHER ACFT OR CTLR. SHORTLY THEREAFTER WE RECEIVED TKOF CLRNC. POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS. OUR CREW MAY BE CONDITIONED TO OTHER ACFT BEING CLRED TO LAND ON RWY 36L AND DID NOT HEAR ANY CLRNC TO LAND ON RWY 36R. I WAS OCCUPYING THE RIGHT SEAT AND WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE BEST POS TO SEE AN APCHING ACFT. HOWEVER, ON RECEIVING THE CLRNC, 'POSITION AND HOLD,' I ONLY MADE A CURSORY GLANCE TO MY RIGHT DOWN THE APCH PATH, AND THEN BECAME INVOLVED IN MY OWN PRE-DEP DUTIES AND RESPONDING TO THE CHKLIST READ BY THE S/O. ADDITIONALLY, AS A CHK AIRMAN, I HAD A NEW CAPT RECEIVING OPERATING EXPERIENCE. I HAVE TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTN TO HIS PERFORMANCE.
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.