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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : dec|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 3000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : cmi|
tower : dec
tower : mdw
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport, High Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
Inter Facility Coordination Failure
I coordinated the departure release of commuter X with cmi approach (our radar approach control). Initially I coordinated the rls off of runway 30 and the radar controller told me to turn aircraft right to a heading of 360 degrees. I then verified the 360 degree heading and was instructed 'yes 360.' my tower chief was on duty at the time and I then verified the 360 degree heading with him. He instructed me to do whatever the radar controller said. Because of time to taxi I had to change the departure runway to runway 36. I then recoordinated the rls and was instructed to have the aircraft fly runway heading and to maintain 9000'. I again verified the heading with my boss and was told to do whatever the radar controller said. 7 mi north of dec is a 2000' tower. Because ot this we have always avoided putting planes on a northerly heading. In fact, there has been a wedge of airspace from 340-050 degrees north of dec that we avoid. Also the IFR departure procedure avoids this area. Enclosed is a map, approach plate, and the IFR departure procedure. I feel the radar controller and my tower chief compromised the safety of this flight and wish someone would look into the matter. This does not need to be confidential.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: COMMUTER DEPARTED ARPT WITH ATC ASSIGNED HEADING TOWARD OBSTRUCTIONS. OPERATIONAL DEVIATION.
Narrative: I COORDINATED THE DEP RELEASE OF COMMUTER X WITH CMI APCH (OUR RADAR APCH CTL). INITIALLY I COORDINATED THE RLS OFF OF RWY 30 AND THE RADAR CTLR TOLD ME TO TURN ACFT RIGHT TO A HDG OF 360 DEGS. I THEN VERIFIED THE 360 DEG HDG AND WAS INSTRUCTED 'YES 360.' MY TWR CHIEF WAS ON DUTY AT THE TIME AND I THEN VERIFIED THE 360 DEG HDG WITH HIM. HE INSTRUCTED ME TO DO WHATEVER THE RADAR CTLR SAID. BECAUSE OF TIME TO TAXI I HAD TO CHANGE THE DEP RWY TO RWY 36. I THEN RECOORDINATED THE RLS AND WAS INSTRUCTED TO HAVE THE ACFT FLY RWY HDG AND TO MAINTAIN 9000'. I AGAIN VERIFIED THE HDG WITH MY BOSS AND WAS TOLD TO DO WHATEVER THE RADAR CTLR SAID. 7 MI N OF DEC IS A 2000' TWR. BECAUSE OT THIS WE HAVE ALWAYS AVOIDED PUTTING PLANES ON A NORTHERLY HDG. IN FACT, THERE HAS BEEN A WEDGE OF AIRSPACE FROM 340-050 DEGS N OF DEC THAT WE AVOID. ALSO THE IFR DEP PROC AVOIDS THIS AREA. ENCLOSED IS A MAP, APCH PLATE, AND THE IFR DEP PROC. I FEEL THE RADAR CTLR AND MY TWR CHIEF COMPROMISED THE SAFETY OF THIS FLT AND WISH SOMEONE WOULD LOOK INTO THE MATTER. THIS DOES NOT NEED TO BE CONFIDENTIAL.
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.