|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : slc|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 29000|
msl bound upper : 29000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zlc|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
I inadvertently flashed a handoff to sector 30 instead of sector 31. The error was not caught until the aircraft crossed the boundary. I effected a manual handoff to sector 31. I was not aware that a system deviation was turned in until 9 days later. I believe this deviation occurred by typing the wrong sector number into the computer and not catching it because of alternating gndspd and sector number in the bottom of the data block.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AUTOMATIC HANDOFF WAS ADDRESSED TO WRONG SECTOR BY CTLR. OPERATIONAL DEVIATION. ACFT PENETRATED SECTOR WITHOUT COORD.
Narrative: I INADVERTENTLY FLASHED A HDOF TO SECTOR 30 INSTEAD OF SECTOR 31. THE ERROR WAS NOT CAUGHT UNTIL THE ACFT CROSSED THE BOUNDARY. I EFFECTED A MANUAL HDOF TO SECTOR 31. I WAS NOT AWARE THAT A SYS DEV WAS TURNED IN UNTIL 9 DAYS LATER. I BELIEVE THIS DEV OCCURRED BY TYPING THE WRONG SECTOR NUMBER INTO THE COMPUTER AND NOT CATCHING IT BECAUSE OF ALTERNATING GNDSPD AND SECTOR NUMBER IN THE BOTTOM OF THE DATA BLOCK.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.