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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mgj.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 1400|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : n90.tracon|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 19|
flight time total : 339.3
flight time type : 338
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
|Independent Detector||other other : 3.4|
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued advisory|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
faa : reviewed incident with flight crew
ATC Human Performance
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : n90.tracon|
Filed IFR flight plan from cdw, nj, to mgj, ny, via duats. Departed ddw at XA10. Cleared for the ILS 3 approach into mgj, and executed the approach. The controller said he would cancel my IFR flight plan. Landed at mgj approximately XA05. Had some refreshments at the FBO, and taxied to runway 26 to depart mgj VFR. At XB50, was advised on the unicom frequency at mgj to contact new york approach. I was told to call ZNY, which I did at XB59. The new york TRACON supervisor said I did not close my flight plan, and he had instituted search and rescue. I related that the controller said he would close my flight plan. I apologized for the misunderstanding, and any inconvenience that may have been caused. The TRACON supervisor said I was not being punished, but I should be mindful of closing the flight plans with an FSS.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 PLT WAS TOLD BY THE N90 APCH CTLR THAT HE WOULD CANCEL HSI IFR FLT PLAN. HE APPARENTLY DID NOT. HE WAS ASKED TO CONTACT THE N90 SUPVR AND WAS TOLD THAT HE SHOULD HAVE CANCELED HIS IFR CLRNC WITH THE FSS SPECIALIST.
Narrative: FILED IFR FLT PLAN FROM CDW, NJ, TO MGJ, NY, VIA DUATS. DEPARTED DDW AT XA10. CLRED FOR THE ILS 3 APCH INTO MGJ, AND EXECUTED THE APCH. THE CTLR SAID HE WOULD CANCEL MY IFR FLT PLAN. LANDED AT MGJ APPROX XA05. HAD SOME REFRESHMENTS AT THE FBO, AND TAXIED TO RWY 26 TO DEPART MGJ VFR. AT XB50, WAS ADVISED ON THE UNICOM FREQ AT MGJ TO CONTACT NEW YORK APCH. I WAS TOLD TO CALL ZNY, WHICH I DID AT XB59. THE NEW YORK TRACON SUPVR SAID I DID NOT CLOSE MY FLT PLAN, AND HE HAD INSTITUTED SEARCH AND RESCUE. I RELATED THAT THE CTLR SAID HE WOULD CLOSE MY FLT PLAN. I APOLOGIZED FOR THE MISUNDERSTANDING, AND ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED. THE TRACON SUPVR SAID I WAS NOT BEING PUNISHED, BUT I SHOULD BE MINDFUL OF CLOSING THE FLT PLANS WITH AN FSS.
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.