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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : 3s2|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 200|
agl bound upper : 400
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : pdx|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 585
flight time type : 450
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
After making my approach I had to circle to land to lose airspeed. I crossed over the numbers and turned quickly to enter base leg to intercept final approach course at which instant I crossed over the top of bldgs and hangars to land. These bldgs are located out past the end of the runway approximately 1/4 mi. Conditions being at minimums I had to keep my pattern tight consequently crossing directly over the top of these bldgs. I believe I came within 200' of them as I crossed over.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA CIRCLED TOO LOW OVER ARPT BUILDINGS FOLLOWING IAP NDG APCH.
Narrative: AFTER MAKING MY APCH I HAD TO CIRCLE TO LAND TO LOSE AIRSPEED. I CROSSED OVER THE NUMBERS AND TURNED QUICKLY TO ENTER BASE LEG TO INTERCEPT FINAL APCH COURSE AT WHICH INSTANT I CROSSED OVER THE TOP OF BLDGS AND HANGARS TO LAND. THESE BLDGS ARE LOCATED OUT PAST THE END OF THE RWY APPROX 1/4 MI. CONDITIONS BEING AT MINIMUMS I HAD TO KEEP MY PATTERN TIGHT CONSEQUENTLY XING DIRECTLY OVER THE TOP OF THESE BLDGS. I BELIEVE I CAME WITHIN 200' OF THEM AS I CROSSED OVER.
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.