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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||navaid : vxv.vortac|
|Altitude||msl single value : 29000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : ztl.artcc|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Super King Air 200/Huron|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 19|
controller military : 0
controller non radar : 19
controller radar : 19
controller supervisory : 0.25
controller time certified in position1 : 15
controller time certified in position2 : 2
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
Pilot of BE20 departed lzu (near atl) and was 'cleared as filed.' ATC's flight plan was lzu..notwo.J91.buley.J186.ape.J83.djb.J545.yxu..cytz. When pilot was given a shortcut to an intermediate point on J91, he stated that his plan did not have J91, he was showing dkk as his next fix. I do not know where this error occurred -- it was reported to the supervisor, but I am not aware of the results of their investigation (if any). The pilot never diverged from the path we (ATC) expected him to take due to a fortunate circumstance (having been cleared on a shorter routing for an early part of the flight). If this error had gone undetected past vxv (on J91), the aircraft would have begun to diverge rapidly from the course we anticipated, potentially resulting in a loss of separation, or entering the next sector without correct coordination or a handoff.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZTL CTLR CONCERNED WITH BE20 INCORRECT FLT PLAN CLRNC.
Narrative: PLT OF BE20 DEPARTED LZU (NEAR ATL) AND WAS 'CLRED AS FILED.' ATC'S FLT PLAN WAS LZU..NOTWO.J91.BULEY.J186.APE.J83.DJB.J545.YXU..CYTZ. WHEN PLT WAS GIVEN A SHORTCUT TO AN INTERMEDIATE POINT ON J91, HE STATED THAT HIS PLAN DID NOT HAVE J91, HE WAS SHOWING DKK AS HIS NEXT FIX. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS ERROR OCCURRED -- IT WAS RPTED TO THE SUPVR, BUT I AM NOT AWARE OF THE RESULTS OF THEIR INVESTIGATION (IF ANY). THE PLT NEVER DIVERGED FROM THE PATH WE (ATC) EXPECTED HIM TO TAKE DUE TO A FORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCE (HAVING BEEN CLRED ON A SHORTER ROUTING FOR AN EARLY PART OF THE FLT). IF THIS ERROR HAD GONE UNDETECTED PAST VXV (ON J91), THE ACFT WOULD HAVE BEGUN TO DIVERGE RAPIDLY FROM THE COURSE WE ANTICIPATED, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A LOSS OF SEPARATION, OR ENTERING THE NEXT SECTOR WITHOUT CORRECT COORD OR A HDOF.
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.