|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : fcm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zob|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 2000
flight time type : 1900
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||oversight : supervisor|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
non adherence : far
non adherence : clearance
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I have not flown into fcm in several yrs. I picked up ATIS, clearance to cos, and was cleared to taxi to runway 9L. The taxiway, which I later learned was re-opened less than 24 hours prior from repaving, had no markings and signs. No mention of the taxiway was on the ATIS. The taxiway was unusually narrow and close to the hangars. I, in error, thought that the taxiway was for ground vehicles and that runway 9L was the taxiway. I picked up the yellow line where it now started (past the taxiway) and followed it out onto runway 9L, going in the wrong direction. When advised by ground that I was on the runway I, following their instructions, left the runway. I evidently crossed a yellow hold area before I entered the runway. Because of clouds and because of the low wing, I did not set it. Of interest, the ATIS on 8/sun/88, did note that the taxiway was unmarked. I believe the ATIS should have included notation of the runway condition and the runway should have been painted as soon as possible.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH RWY ENTRY.
Narrative: I HAVE NOT FLOWN INTO FCM IN SEVERAL YRS. I PICKED UP ATIS, CLRNC TO COS, AND WAS CLRED TO TAXI TO RWY 9L. THE TXWY, WHICH I LATER LEARNED WAS RE-OPENED LESS THAN 24 HRS PRIOR FROM REPAVING, HAD NO MARKINGS AND SIGNS. NO MENTION OF THE TXWY WAS ON THE ATIS. THE TXWY WAS UNUSUALLY NARROW AND CLOSE TO THE HANGARS. I, IN ERROR, THOUGHT THAT THE TXWY WAS FOR GND VEHICLES AND THAT RWY 9L WAS THE TXWY. I PICKED UP THE YELLOW LINE WHERE IT NOW STARTED (PAST THE TXWY) AND FOLLOWED IT OUT ONTO RWY 9L, GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. WHEN ADVISED BY GND THAT I WAS ON THE RWY I, FOLLOWING THEIR INSTRUCTIONS, LEFT THE RWY. I EVIDENTLY CROSSED A YELLOW HOLD AREA BEFORE I ENTERED THE RWY. BECAUSE OF CLOUDS AND BECAUSE OF THE LOW WING, I DID NOT SET IT. OF INTEREST, THE ATIS ON 8/SUN/88, DID NOTE THAT THE TXWY WAS UNMARKED. I BELIEVE THE ATIS SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED NOTATION OF THE RWY CONDITION AND THE RWY SHOULD HAVE BEEN PAINTED ASAP.
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.