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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : ord|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 3000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : ord|
tower : ord
tower : msp
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time total : 17000|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
ATIS gave landing runway as 14. Approach control then switched this to 27L during vectors. A briefing was done in cockpit on this approach and we turned final to 27L after being cleared for approach to 27 left. Inside OM controller said we were making approach to wrong runway and were supposed to be making approach to 27 right. At the time this occurred we had downwind visibility to the ground but not enough forward visibility to see the end of 27 right. We were told to turn 30 degree to right and land on 27 right. The end of the runway and runway environment was picked up and a normal landing occurred. After the landing I confirmed with the other two pilots that we had been given 27 left for approach. A dangerous situation could have occurred during the confusion. Neither the captain or copilot had approach plates our for 27 right. The only other course of action would have been to take a missed approach and if I had not seen the 27 right environment would have done so. Somewhere we felt that a switch in controllers was made and the word was not passed properly as to which approach we were making.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR MADE SIDESTEP MANEUVER TO PARALLEL RWY IN IMC WX CONDITION.
Narrative: ATIS GAVE LNDG RWY AS 14. APCH CTL THEN SWITCHED THIS TO 27L DURING VECTORS. A BRIEFING WAS DONE IN COCKPIT ON THIS APCH AND WE TURNED FINAL TO 27L AFTER BEING CLRED FOR APCH TO 27 LEFT. INSIDE OM CTLR SAID WE WERE MAKING APCH TO WRONG RWY AND WERE SUPPOSED TO BE MAKING APCH TO 27 RIGHT. AT THE TIME THIS OCCURRED WE HAD DOWNWIND VISIBILITY TO THE GND BUT NOT ENOUGH FORWARD VISIBILITY TO SEE THE END OF 27 RIGHT. WE WERE TOLD TO TURN 30 DEG TO RIGHT AND LAND ON 27 RIGHT. THE END OF THE RWY AND RWY ENVIRONMENT WAS PICKED UP AND A NORMAL LNDG OCCURRED. AFTER THE LNDG I CONFIRMED WITH THE OTHER TWO PLTS THAT WE HAD BEEN GIVEN 27 LEFT FOR APCH. A DANGEROUS SITUATION COULD HAVE OCCURRED DURING THE CONFUSION. NEITHER THE CAPT OR COPLT HAD APCH PLATES OUR FOR 27 RIGHT. THE ONLY OTHER COURSE OF ACTION WOULD HAVE BEEN TO TAKE A MISSED APCH AND IF I HAD NOT SEEN THE 27 RIGHT ENVIRONMENT WOULD HAVE DONE SO. SOMEWHERE WE FELT THAT A SWITCH IN CTLRS WAS MADE AND THE WORD WAS NOT PASSED PROPERLY AS TO WHICH APCH WE WERE MAKING.
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.