This is an excerpt from a report made to the Aviation Safety Reporting System. The narrative is written by the pilot, rather than FAA or NTSB officials. To maintain anonymity, many details, such as aircraft model or airport, are often scrubbed from the reports.
During a training event, my student was learning to judge height above the runway, and the landing went long due to our duration in ground effect. We were asked by Tower to expedite our taxi down the runway and clear the runway.
During the turn, my foot became entangled in my headset cord. In an effort to manage the aircraft, I pulled my headset plugs from the ports and dislodged my headset on my head. It is a very confined area in a Cessna 152 and the ports are under the center portion of the instrument panel.
I made every effort to stop the aircraft prior to the hold short intersection and crossed the hold short line that guards the runway.
Factors that affected my performance include a small cockpit environment leading to cord entanglement. It is a small area that does not favor any ability to clear a runway, and stop the aircraft if the pilot finds themself in any kind of predicament. Faded hold short markings on taxiway.
Plan of action is to review this scenario with local instructors. Incorporate this situation into “real world” training for my students. Renewed priority for “hot spot” training.
Primary Problem: Equipment