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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : n90|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller non radar : 5|
controller radar : 4
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||other physical facility|
There were no aircraft involved in this case. This occurred at the ny TRACON (N90). We have ARTS III east radar. When installed we were told that 'scatters' were a thing of the past. On this occurrence we had 6 consecutive scatters followed by a loss of the data base for about 5 mins resulting in unsafe conditions.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ARTS IIIE EQUIPMENT RECYCLED (SCATTERED) SIX TIMES WHICH RESULTED IN LOSS OF DATA BASE.
Narrative: THERE WERE NO ACFT INVOLVED IN THIS CASE. THIS OCCURRED AT THE NY TRACON (N90). WE HAVE ARTS III E RADAR. WHEN INSTALLED WE WERE TOLD THAT 'SCATTERS' WERE A THING OF THE PAST. ON THIS OCCURRENCE WE HAD 6 CONSECUTIVE SCATTERS FOLLOWED BY A LOSS OF THE DATA BASE FOR ABOUT 5 MINS RESULTING IN UNSAFE CONDITIONS.
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.