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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : den|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time total : 11500|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : unspecified
After the widebody transport, which went off the runway at den last month, I was landing my mdt, on the same runway (26L), in wet WX, as was the widebody transport and I noticed the nose wheel slip just after T/D. I realized that the runway is so covered with rubber from landing aircraft, that the light precipitation made it very slick. Although nothing happened to me, I wonder if this had any part in the widebody transport going off the runway. With winter approaching, perhaps this and 26R, should have the rubber removed before it's too late for someone else. These are the only ones which really need the cleaning as they are used about 80 to 90 percent of the time for landing at den. It's easy to see the grooves of the runway are totally covered over with the rubber too. I hope this will help someone.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: REPORTER COMPAINS ABOUT SLIPPERY RUBBER COATED RWYS AT DEN.
Narrative: AFTER THE WDB, WHICH WENT OFF THE RWY AT DEN LAST MONTH, I WAS LNDG MY MDT, ON THE SAME RWY (26L), IN WET WX, AS WAS THE WDB AND I NOTICED THE NOSE WHEEL SLIP JUST AFTER T/D. I REALIZED THAT THE RWY IS SO COVERED WITH RUBBER FROM LNDG ACFT, THAT THE LIGHT PRECIPITATION MADE IT VERY SLICK. ALTHOUGH NOTHING HAPPENED TO ME, I WONDER IF THIS HAD ANY PART IN THE WDB GOING OFF THE RWY. WITH WINTER APCHING, PERHAPS THIS AND 26R, SHOULD HAVE THE RUBBER REMOVED BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE FOR SOMEONE ELSE. THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHICH REALLY NEED THE CLEANING AS THEY ARE USED ABOUT 80 TO 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME FOR LNDG AT DEN. IT'S EASY TO SEE THE GROOVES OF THE RWY ARE TOTALLY COVERED OVER WITH THE RUBBER TOO. I HOPE THIS WILL HELP SOMEONE.
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.