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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ewn|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 200|
msl bound upper : 1000
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground other : taxi
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 90|
flight time total : 2200
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Miss Distance||unspecified : 2500|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
While on a visual approach to airport called up common traffic advisory service, 6 mi west entered left base for 04, called position. Meanwhile small aircraft was back taxiing active runway 04. Turned about 3 mi final. Called FSS (cta) and stated position. They tried to call small aircraft to ask for position but he would not respond. While on 1-1/2 mi final, initiated a go-around and small aircraft on runway started ground roll. I decided to salvage approach and land on 1/4 to 1/2 mi final. Small aircraft was airborne. If I had it to do over I would have gone ahead with the go-around. The operation was just a little too close for comfort.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NON TWR ARPT ENCOUNTERED SMA BACK TAXIING ON ACTIVE RWY NOT MONITORING CTAF.
Narrative: WHILE ON A VISUAL APCH TO ARPT CALLED UP COMMON TFC ADVISORY SERVICE, 6 MI W ENTERED LEFT BASE FOR 04, CALLED POSITION. MEANWHILE SMA WAS BACK TAXIING ACTIVE RWY 04. TURNED ABOUT 3 MI FINAL. CALLED FSS (CTA) AND STATED POSITION. THEY TRIED TO CALL SMA TO ASK FOR POSITION BUT HE WOULD NOT RESPOND. WHILE ON 1-1/2 MI FINAL, INITIATED A GO-AROUND AND SMA ON RWY STARTED GND ROLL. I DECIDED TO SALVAGE APCH AND LAND ON 1/4 TO 1/2 MI FINAL. SMA WAS AIRBORNE. IF I HAD IT TO DO OVER I WOULD HAVE GONE AHEAD WITH THE GO-AROUND. THE OPERATION WAS JUST A LITTLE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT.
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.