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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : yip|
airport : dtw
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : dtw|
tower : yip
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 1700
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
While being vectored for a visual approach into dtw runway 3R. I, the PIC, incorrectly idented willow run airport for dtw. While trying to verify that it was dtw, I asked the tower operator at dtw to bring the runway 34 runway lights up. At that time, I believe that the runway light that I was looking at did increase in intensity and continued my approach. The approach and landing were made at willow run airport instead of dtw.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: WHEN CLEARED FOR VISUAL APCH, SMT LANDED AT YIP INSTEAD OF DTW.
Narrative: WHILE BEING VECTORED FOR A VISUAL APCH INTO DTW RWY 3R. I, THE PIC, INCORRECTLY IDENTED WILLOW RUN ARPT FOR DTW. WHILE TRYING TO VERIFY THAT IT WAS DTW, I ASKED THE TWR OPERATOR AT DTW TO BRING THE RWY 34 RWY LIGHTS UP. AT THAT TIME, I BELIEVE THAT THE RWY LIGHT THAT I WAS LOOKING AT DID INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND CONTINUED MY APCH. THE APCH AND LNDG WERE MADE AT WILLOW RUN ARPT INSTEAD OF DTW.
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.