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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : sjc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 85|
flight time total : 14400
flight time type : 55
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I landed on runway 29 and made a right turn off. I thought the tower operator said 'taxi down runway 30 to FBO'. He later said that he said 'taxiway 3.' I stopped before I got to runway 30 because the instructions didn't sound right and I asked for clarification. At this point I was about 10' over the double line (hold line). I taxied without further event. My suggestion is to change the number of the taxiway, it's too confusing with runway number.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA UNAUTH TAXI RWY ENTRY.
Narrative: I LANDED ON RWY 29 AND MADE A R TURN OFF. I THOUGHT THE TWR OPERATOR SAID 'TAXI DOWN RWY 30 TO FBO'. HE LATER SAID THAT HE SAID 'TXWY 3.' I STOPPED BEFORE I GOT TO RWY 30 BECAUSE THE INSTRUCTIONS DIDN'T SOUND RIGHT AND I ASKED FOR CLARIFICATION. AT THIS POINT I WAS ABOUT 10' OVER THE DOUBLE LINE (HOLD LINE). I TAXIED WITHOUT FURTHER EVENT. MY SUGGESTION IS TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF THE TXWY, IT'S TOO CONFUSING WITH RWY NUMBER.
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.