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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : mtn|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mtn|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 20|
flight time total : 100
flight time type : 15
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||incursion : landing without clearance|
non adherence : clearance
non adherence : far
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
The problem arose after a flight from ocean city, md, to martin state airport on approach 10 NM to the southeast. When the air traffic controller told me to call him when over hart & miller island. This island does not exist on both washington VFR terminal area chart or washington sectional chart. This created a small amount of confusion in the cockpit at the time since I could not find it. While in this process of finding this place that did not exist, we had entered the airspace of the airport. In the ATC transmission I thought we had received permission to land my aircraft at martin state. While on the taxiway is when the controller had informed of having no landing clearance.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA PLT DID NOT REPORT CHECK POINT AS INSTRUCTED AND THEN LANDED WITHOUT CLRNC.
Narrative: THE PROB AROSE AFTER A FLT FROM OCEAN CITY, MD, TO MARTIN STATE ARPT ON APCH 10 NM TO THE SE. WHEN THE AIR TFC CTLR TOLD ME TO CALL HIM WHEN OVER HART & MILLER ISLAND. THIS ISLAND DOES NOT EXIST ON BOTH WASHINGTON VFR TERMINAL AREA CHART OR WASHINGTON SECTIONAL CHART. THIS CREATED A SMALL AMOUNT OF CONFUSION IN THE COCKPIT AT THE TIME SINCE I COULD NOT FIND IT. WHILE IN THIS PROCESS OF FINDING THIS PLACE THAT DID NOT EXIST, WE HAD ENTERED THE AIRSPACE OF THE ARPT. IN THE ATC XMISSION I THOUGHT WE HAD RECEIVED PERMISSION TO LAND MY ACFT AT MARTIN STATE. WHILE ON THE TXWY IS WHEN THE CTLR HAD INFORMED OF HAVING NO LNDG CLRNC.
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.