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|Locale Reference||airport : mem.airport|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : mdst.tower|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller non radar : 6.5|
controller radar : 12.5
controller time certified in position1 : 5.4
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
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I was working departure coordinator and monitoring west departure when air carrier X (an MD80) called the departure west controller. With the route of flight that air carrier X had filed; the departure east frequency is the frequency that should have been used. Just over 1 hour later; air carrier Y (a B712) did the exact same thing with the same filed routing. More proof that this happens on a daily basis and that something needs to be done.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MEM DEP CTLR DESCRIBED REPEATED EVENTS WHEN DEP ACFT ESTABLISHED CONTACT ON THE WRONG DEP FREQ.
Narrative: I WAS WORKING DEP COORDINATOR AND MONITORING W DEP WHEN ACR X (AN MD80) CALLED THE DEP W CTLR. WITH THE RTE OF FLT THAT ACR X HAD FILED; THE DEP E FREQ IS THE FREQ THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED. JUST OVER 1 HR LATER; ACR Y (A B712) DID THE EXACT SAME THING WITH THE SAME FILED ROUTING. MORE PROOF THAT THIS HAPPENS ON A DAILY BASIS AND THAT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 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.