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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : gig|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Widebody, Low Wing, 4 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other|
|Flight Phase||ground other : taxi|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 13000
|Function||controller : ground|
|Anomaly||incursion : runway|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
After start-up, first officer called ground control for taxi. Ground control very clearly in english cleared us to runway 09 via back track on runway 15. This was read back exactly by the first officer and we proceeded to taxi via runway 15 back track to runway 09. When 1/2 way down runway 15 ground control told us we had no permission to taxi. I responded yes we did via the previous transmission. The operator became confused as all communications were in portuguese not english. I feel that we understood exactly what ATC said, and that either they forgot, or there was a language/word mistake by the controller. No evasive action was necessary. One aircraft was observed holding on runway 33 prior to our entering the runway for back track.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR WDB REPORTED TO HAVE ENTERED RWY FOR BACK TRACK WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: AFTER START-UP, F/O CALLED GND CTL FOR TAXI. GND CTL VERY CLRLY IN ENGLISH CLRED US TO RWY 09 VIA BACK TRACK ON RWY 15. THIS WAS READ BACK EXACTLY BY THE F/O AND WE PROCEEDED TO TAXI VIA RWY 15 BACK TRACK TO RWY 09. WHEN 1/2 WAY DOWN RWY 15 GND CTL TOLD US WE HAD NO PERMISSION TO TAXI. I RESPONDED YES WE DID VIA THE PREVIOUS XMISSION. THE OPERATOR BECAME CONFUSED AS ALL COMS WERE IN PORTUGUESE NOT ENGLISH. I FEEL THAT WE UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY WHAT ATC SAID, AND THAT EITHER THEY FORGOT, OR THERE WAS A LANGUAGE/WORD MISTAKE BY THE CTLR. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS NECESSARY. ONE ACFT WAS OBSERVED HOLDING ON RWY 33 PRIOR TO OUR ENTERING THE RWY FOR BACK TRACK.
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.