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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : arb|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : arb|
tower : dfw
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
conflict : ground less severe
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
flight crew : declared emergency
flight crew : took evasive action
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Aircraft X took off for flight to west. Pilot of X then called tower several minutes later for arrival instructions. I thought the pilot might be experiencing some difficulties due to the short flight. I asked the pilot if she was experiencing any difficulties. Her reply was negative and was given standard arrival information. When she reported a couple miles out she was sequenced to follow small aircraft Y on base which she acknowledged. Aircraft Y was cleared for a touch and go while the spacing between X and Y decreased. As Y was touching down I determined that required spacing would not exist and issued a go around to X while on 1/2 mile final. Her reply was a go around was impossible. I then asked aircraft Y to initiate a turn as soon as possible after departure to ensure required separation. Talking to the pilot of aircraft X later she said her door opened on departure. I then asked why she couldn't go around she said it was too cold inside the aircraft (OAT 5 degree F). Fortunately the pilot of aircraft Y was knowledgeable and had the big flic of what was going on. And only because of this pilot a system error was averted. My thanks to him. If only aircraft X pilot would of confessed her situation I would have given her special treatment.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: POTENTIAL CLOSE PROX BETWEEN TWO SMALL GA ACFT.
Narrative: ACFT X TOOK OFF FOR FLT TO W. PLT OF X THEN CALLED TWR SEVERAL MINUTES LATER FOR ARR INSTRUCTIONS. I THOUGHT THE PLT MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING SOME DIFFICULTIES DUE TO THE SHORT FLT. I ASKED THE PLT IF SHE WAS EXPERIENCING ANY DIFFICULTIES. HER REPLY WAS NEGATIVE AND WAS GIVEN STANDARD ARR INFORMATION. WHEN SHE REPORTED A COUPLE MILES OUT SHE WAS SEQUENCED TO FOLLOW SMA Y ON BASE WHICH SHE ACKNOWLEDGED. ACFT Y WAS CLRED FOR A TOUCH AND GO WHILE THE SPACING BETWEEN X AND Y DECREASED. AS Y WAS TOUCHING DOWN I DETERMINED THAT REQUIRED SPACING WOULD NOT EXIST AND ISSUED A go around TO X WHILE ON 1/2 MILE FINAL. HER REPLY WAS A go around WAS IMPOSSIBLE. I THEN ASKED ACFT Y TO INITIATE A TURN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER DEPARTURE TO ENSURE REQUIRED SEPARATION. TALKING TO THE PLT OF ACFT X LATER SHE SAID HER DOOR OPENED ON DEP. I THEN ASKED WHY SHE COULDN'T GO AROUND SHE SAID IT WAS TOO COLD INSIDE THE ACFT (OAT 5 DEG F). FORTUNATELY THE PLT OF ACFT Y WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HAD THE BIG FLIC OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. AND ONLY BECAUSE OF THIS PLT A SYSTEM ERROR WAS AVERTED. MY THANKS TO HIM. IF ONLY ACFT X PLT WOULD OF CONFESSED HER SITUATION I WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER SPECIAL TREATMENT.
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.