|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : slk|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Route In Use||approach : straight in|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time total : 4300|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 2900
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was informed of runway/taxi lights being damaged at slk while on the ground in roc. This was 3 stops later in the day at XA40 am. I was questioned as to whether or not I may have had any problems in slk. The problem I had was encountering a 0/0 visibility after rollout from an ILS approach. My ground references were lost while rolling into the 0/0 visibility fog bank which was not discernable while on the approach, having lost references my attention was focused outside as to the actual position of the aircraft in relationship to centerline of the runway. In reference searching I came to see edge lights in my 10 O'clock position. I corrected rapidly and did not suspect that contact with edge lights or for that matter any runway environment had been exited. After shut down at the ramp, visual inspection showed no damage of any type visible on the aircraft. I proceeded normally with the schedule. Ground fog is one of the most indiscernable types of phenomenon from the flight deck view. At uncontrolled airports with no RVR equipment or more accurate type of reporting data, the pilot finds himself resorting to grassroots knowledge and experience, sometimes tough to come by in the commuter world. Station personnel should better understand the conditions that are at hand when reporting WX phenomenon. Training/equipment is available but not as much when working in the non radar environment. More timely reports as well as varied are needed. One's view on the ramp will very likely be different a mile or more away at the runway threshold.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LTT ON LNDG ROLL ENCOUNTERS FOG BANK AND ALLOWS ACFT TO DRIFT TO DEGE OF RWY AND STRIKE RWY LIGHTS.
Narrative: I WAS INFORMED OF RWY/TAXI LIGHTS BEING DAMAGED AT SLK WHILE ON THE GND IN ROC. THIS WAS 3 STOPS LATER IN THE DAY AT XA40 AM. I WAS QUESTIONED AS TO WHETHER OR NOT I MAY HAVE HAD ANY PROBS IN SLK. THE PROB I HAD WAS ENCOUNTERING A 0/0 VIS AFTER ROLLOUT FROM AN ILS APCH. MY GND REFERENCES WERE LOST WHILE ROLLING INTO THE 0/0 VIS FOG BANK WHICH WAS NOT DISCERNABLE WHILE ON THE APCH, HAVING LOST REFERENCES MY ATTN WAS FOCUSED OUTSIDE AS TO THE ACTUAL POS OF THE ACFT IN RELATIONSHIP TO CENTERLINE OF THE RWY. IN REF SEARCHING I CAME TO SEE EDGE LIGHTS IN MY 10 O'CLOCK POS. I CORRECTED RAPIDLY AND DID NOT SUSPECT THAT CONTACT WITH EDGE LIGHTS OR FOR THAT MATTER ANY RWY ENVIRONMENT HAD BEEN EXITED. AFTER SHUT DOWN AT THE RAMP, VISUAL INSPECTION SHOWED NO DAMAGE OF ANY TYPE VISIBLE ON THE ACFT. I PROCEEDED NORMALLY WITH THE SCHEDULE. GND FOG IS ONE OF THE MOST INDISCERNABLE TYPES OF PHENOMENON FROM THE FLT DECK VIEW. AT UNCTLED ARPTS WITH NO RVR EQUIP OR MORE ACCURATE TYPE OF RPTING DATA, THE PLT FINDS HIMSELF RESORTING TO GRASSROOTS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, SOMETIMES TOUGH TO COME BY IN THE COMMUTER WORLD. STATION PERSONNEL SHOULD BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CONDITIONS THAT ARE AT HAND WHEN RPTING WX PHENOMENON. TRNING/EQUIP IS AVAILABLE BUT NOT AS MUCH WHEN WORKING IN THE NON RADAR ENVIRONMENT. MORE TIMELY RPTS AS WELL AS VARIED ARE NEEDED. ONE'S VIEW ON THE RAMP WILL VERY LIKELY BE DIFFERENT A MILE OR MORE AWAY AT THE RWY THRESHOLD.
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.