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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : lgc|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 12000|
msl bound upper : 10000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : lsg|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute other|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
controller : departure
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 2|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : clearance
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was working as the radar controller with all 3 sectors combined at csg TRACON. The aircraft was filed from the mac area, lgc, to another fix to the northwest. As I observed his track, it was obvious that he was going to pass well north of lgc. I called the aircraft and said, 'verify you are direct lgc.' he said, 'roger, we are cleared direct lgc; we're fudging a little on the corner.' since traffic was not a problem, I did not pursue the point with him. He ended up passing about 2 mi northeast of honie (which is the lgc 047 012), or 14 mi from the VOR. It also took him through the airspace delegated to atl TRACON and through a portion of the atl TCA! The only action required on my part was a pointout to atl TRACON since traffic was light. Had he done this during heavier traffic, he may have met a jet descending into atl. Had he requested it, I could have given him a clearance to a waypoint north of lgc that would have saved him the same (or close) distance, would have been legal, and would have insured his safety since we both would have known what he was up to.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMT PLT ON RNAV ROUTE DIRECT LGC VOR DEVIATED NORTH OF COURSE AND PENETRATED THE ATL TCA 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF HONIE INTERSECTION.
Narrative: I WAS WORKING AS THE RADAR CTLR WITH ALL 3 SECTORS COMBINED AT CSG TRACON. THE ACFT WAS FILED FROM THE MAC AREA, LGC, TO ANOTHER FIX TO THE NW. AS I OBSERVED HIS TRACK, IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT HE WAS GOING TO PASS WELL N OF LGC. I CALLED THE ACFT AND SAID, 'VERIFY YOU ARE DIRECT LGC.' HE SAID, 'ROGER, WE ARE CLRED DIRECT LGC; WE'RE FUDGING A LITTLE ON THE CORNER.' SINCE TFC WAS NOT A PROB, I DID NOT PURSUE THE POINT WITH HIM. HE ENDED UP PASSING ABOUT 2 MI NE OF HONIE (WHICH IS THE LGC 047 012), OR 14 MI FROM THE VOR. IT ALSO TOOK HIM THROUGH THE AIRSPACE DELEGATED TO ATL TRACON AND THROUGH A PORTION OF THE ATL TCA! THE ONLY ACTION REQUIRED ON MY PART WAS A POINTOUT TO ATL TRACON SINCE TFC WAS LIGHT. HAD HE DONE THIS DURING HEAVIER TFC, HE MAY HAVE MET A JET DSNDING INTO ATL. HAD HE REQUESTED IT, I COULD HAVE GIVEN HIM A CLRNC TO A WAYPOINT N OF LGC THAT WOULD HAVE SAVED HIM THE SAME (OR CLOSE) DISTANCE, WOULD HAVE BEEN LEGAL, AND WOULD HAVE INSURED HIS SAFETY SINCE WE BOTH WOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT HE WAS UP TO.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.