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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : mry|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mry|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 17000
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : clearance
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
The mry WX was reported as VFR with visibility restr with haze and a wind of 340 at 10. The time was about XA45 and the sun had not yet set. When 10 or 12 mi south of the airport we reported the airport in sight and were given a visual approach to runway 28. I asked approach control on which runway the localizer was located so as to determine whether or not was had proper backup. They stated that the localizer was on runway 10R. The airport environment at that altitude was visible, although hazy. The aircraft was in a landing confign early with a controled and stable descent to mry. Because of a spacing turn, we were to the right or runway centerline. This was first officer's first landing at mry and I was devoting a bit more time that usual inside the cockpit monitoring airspeed, altitude, descent rate and distance from the airport. (We had the ILS tuned to utilize the DME.) mry's runway 28R extends further east than runway 28L. Because of this fact and also because we were approaching the airport from the right, runway 28R was naturally the first runway to be sighted in reduced visibility. It was almost XB00 and the sun had not yet set, but it was at its lowest elevation before setting and we were continually descending into this hazy sunlight and insidiously reducing visibility. The right runway remained in view, runway 28L was not visible at this time. We landed, exited the end of the runway onto a ramp and were instructed by the tower to cross runway 28L and enter the passenger unloading ramp. We confirmed with a ramp agent and the tower that there was no damage to the runway or facs and we thoroughly inspected the aircraft and found no damage. Supplemental information from acn 90387: the localizer was oriented and were told runway 10R to use as a proper instrument back up. The localizer should have been oriented to runway 28L.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR MLG LANDED ON WRONG PARALLEL RWY.
Narrative: THE MRY WX WAS RPTED AS VFR WITH VIS RESTR WITH HAZE AND A WIND OF 340 AT 10. THE TIME WAS ABOUT XA45 AND THE SUN HAD NOT YET SET. WHEN 10 OR 12 MI S OF THE ARPT WE RPTED THE ARPT IN SIGHT AND WERE GIVEN A VISUAL APCH TO RWY 28. I ASKED APCH CTL ON WHICH RWY THE LOC WAS LOCATED SO AS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WAS HAD PROPER BACKUP. THEY STATED THAT THE LOC WAS ON RWY 10R. THE ARPT ENVIRONMENT AT THAT ALT WAS VISIBLE, ALTHOUGH HAZY. THE ACFT WAS IN A LNDG CONFIGN EARLY WITH A CTLED AND STABLE DSCNT TO MRY. BECAUSE OF A SPACING TURN, WE WERE TO THE RIGHT OR RWY CENTERLINE. THIS WAS F/O'S FIRST LNDG AT MRY AND I WAS DEVOTING A BIT MORE TIME THAT USUAL INSIDE THE COCKPIT MONITORING AIRSPD, ALT, DSCNT RATE AND DISTANCE FROM THE ARPT. (WE HAD THE ILS TUNED TO UTILIZE THE DME.) MRY'S RWY 28R EXTENDS FURTHER E THAN RWY 28L. BECAUSE OF THIS FACT AND ALSO BECAUSE WE WERE APCHING THE ARPT FROM THE RIGHT, RWY 28R WAS NATURALLY THE FIRST RWY TO BE SIGHTED IN REDUCED VIS. IT WAS ALMOST XB00 AND THE SUN HAD NOT YET SET, BUT IT WAS AT ITS LOWEST ELEVATION BEFORE SETTING AND WE WERE CONTINUALLY DSNDING INTO THIS HAZY SUNLIGHT AND INSIDIOUSLY REDUCING VIS. THE RIGHT RWY REMAINED IN VIEW, RWY 28L WAS NOT VISIBLE AT THIS TIME. WE LANDED, EXITED THE END OF THE RWY ONTO A RAMP AND WERE INSTRUCTED BY THE TWR TO CROSS RWY 28L AND ENTER THE PAX UNLOADING RAMP. WE CONFIRMED WITH A RAMP AGENT AND THE TWR THAT THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE RWY OR FACS AND WE THOROUGHLY INSPECTED THE ACFT AND FOUND NO DAMAGE. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 90387: THE LOC WAS ORIENTED AND WERE TOLD RWY 10R TO USE AS A PROPER INSTRUMENT BACK UP. THE LOC SHOULD HAVE BEEN ORIENTED TO RWY 28L.
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.