Author Topic: Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!  (Read 8905 times)

Offline dan9125

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Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!
« on: September 15, 2006, 04:41:30 PM »
This guy must not know that taking off on the wrong runway can cause problems. Tower didnt seam to worried though. Caught this today 9/15/06 around 3:05pm @ KBUF.



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Re: Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006, 12:10:39 PM »

I definitely can't understand how pilots could take off from a wrong runway as we have to check the heading on which we are, and that is a part of the checklist anyway... really weird!

fortunately nothing bad happened!

Offline Neil

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Re: Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006, 06:19:51 PM »
Wow. I thought that would at least warrant a phone call....

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Re: Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 11:07:51 AM »
Only in America!

Offline KSYR-pjr

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Re: Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 05:56:23 PM »
This could have been a real problem if inadvertently departing rwy 23 put him face to face with traffic arriving on 5.   Tower controllers will routinely do a waiting pilot a favor and permit a "no delay" departure ahead of an arriving aircraft.

Additionally, since he was departing from an intersection, there could have also been a problem with remaining runway length.  Hopefully he will never make that mistake again, for the sake of his passengers and the neighbors who live near the Buffalo Airport.

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Re: Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 09:50:40 PM »
The controller made it sound like it was no big deal and I think he said "thats ok" after the pilot admitted his error.....shocking!   
« Last Edit: September 26, 2006, 09:58:51 PM by dan9125 »

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Re: Pilot has problem with his brain @ KBUF!
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 11:38:26 PM »
"Additionally, since he was departing from an intersection, there could have also been a problem with remaining runway length. "

That's definitely an understatement.  Looking at KBUF's airport diagram, more than half of the runway is in the RWY 5 direction at E, so he had significantly less than half of the 8000' runway to use, and it made the 8kt wind a tailwind.

They were lucky.