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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : cle|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
During taxiout to runway 5L ground controller issued instruction to hold short of runway 36. Being familiar with the airport I knew where the taxiway (left)/runway (36) intersection was. However, there are no signs or other markings indicating the location of the runway. I commented on this to ground controller and he stated something to the effect that a longstanding request for signs and markings had been made. Even the hold short stripes were faded beyond use. A pilot unfamiliar with the airport could easily intrude on the runway environment. At night anyone could so intrude. An accident waiting to happen.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: INADEQUATE ARPT MARKINGS AT TXWY INTERSECTIONS AND RWYS.
Narrative: DURING TAXIOUT TO RWY 5L GND CTLR ISSUED INSTRUCTION TO HOLD SHORT OF RWY 36. BEING FAMILIAR WITH THE ARPT I KNEW WHERE THE TXWY (L)/RWY (36) INTXN WAS. HOWEVER, THERE ARE NO SIGNS OR OTHER MARKINGS INDICATING THE LOCATION OF THE RWY. I COMMENTED ON THIS TO GND CTLR AND HE STATED SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT A LONGSTANDING REQUEST FOR SIGNS AND MARKINGS HAD BEEN MADE. EVEN THE HOLD SHORT STRIPES WERE FADED BEYOND USE. A PLT UNFAMILIAR WITH THE ARPT COULD EASILY INTRUDE ON THE RWY ENVIRONMENT. AT NIGHT ANYONE COULD SO INTRUDE. AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.
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.