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|Locale Reference||airport : mem.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 5000|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mem.tracon|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||A319|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Route In Use||departure sid : mem7|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
controller : radar
|Experience||controller non radar : 6.5|
controller radar : 12.5
controller time certified in position1 : 5.6
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Chart Or Publication|
Flight Crew Human Performance
ATC Human Performance
I was working departure east radar when aircraft X checked in on my frequency. Aircraft X was filed to go out one of the western departure gates and should have been on the departure west frequency in accordance with the mem 7 departure procedure. I instructed aircraft X to contact the west departure controller on the appropriate frequency. On this occasion; nothing out of the ordinary occurred; but in the past this has led to problems including operrors; one of which was nearly a midair collision. Hopefully; someone will do something about the poorly written and displayed mem 7 departure before something even worse and more tragic happens.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MEM DEP CTLR DESCRIBED EVENT WHEN DEP ACFT ESTABLISHED CONTACT ON THE WRONG DEP FREQ.
Narrative: I WAS WORKING DEP E RADAR WHEN ACFT X CHKED IN ON MY FREQ. ACFT X WAS FILED TO GO OUT ONE OF THE WESTERN DEP GATES AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE DEP W FREQ IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEM 7 DEP PROC. I INSTRUCTED ACFT X TO CONTACT THE W DEP CTLR ON THE APPROPRIATE FREQ. ON THIS OCCASION; NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY OCCURRED; BUT IN THE PAST THIS HAS LED TO PROBS INCLUDING OPERRORS; ONE OF WHICH WAS NEARLY A MIDAIR COLLISION. HOPEFULLY; SOMEONE WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE POORLY WRITTEN AND DISPLAYED MEM 7 DEP BEFORE SOMETHING EVEN WORSE AND MORE TRAGIC HAPPENS.
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.