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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : rzc|
airport : fsm
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6000|
msl bound upper : 6000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : fsm|
tracon : fyv
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller military : 4|
controller non radar : 20
controller radar : 11
controller supervisory : 1
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
Two controllers scheduled to open facility in the morning. One controller called in sick the previous night, leaving me by myself to open facility. Busy separating 2 aircraft and coordinating with center and I forgot to pass an inbound aircraft to adjacent tower. The aircraft violated the other tower's airspace west/O coordination. Other tower called me and asked if I had anything for them FAA should use overtime to provide adequate watch coverage. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: the type aircraft involved and the adjacent facility. Fyv is not a radar facility and didn't know until the aircraft called that the airspace had been penetrated. Aircraft was only about 3 NM inside fyv boundary. Reporter admits he forgot to coordinate the flight with fyv and reported this primarily to show staffing problems that occur at this facility. There was no known conflict or other traffic in the area.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CTLR WORKING COMBINED POSITION OPERATION FORGOT TO COORDINATE TWR ENROUTE FLT WITH ADJACENT FAC AND ACFT PENETRATED AIRSPACE WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION.
Narrative: TWO CTLRS SCHEDULED TO OPEN FAC IN THE MORNING. ONE CTLR CALLED IN sick THE PREVIOUS NIGHT, LEAVING ME BY MYSELF TO OPEN FAC. BUSY SEPARATING 2 ACFT AND COORDINATING WITH CENTER AND I FORGOT TO PASS AN INBND ACFT TO ADJACENT TWR. THE ACFT VIOLATED THE OTHER TWR'S AIRSPACE W/O COORD. OTHER TWR CALLED ME AND ASKED IF I HAD ANYTHING FOR THEM FAA SHOULD USE OVERTIME TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE WATCH COVERAGE. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: THE TYPE ACFT INVOLVED AND THE ADJACENT FAC. FYV IS NOT A RADAR FAC AND DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL THE ACFT CALLED THAT THE AIRSPACE HAD BEEN PENETRATED. ACFT WAS ONLY ABOUT 3 NM INSIDE FYV BOUNDARY. RPTR ADMITS HE FORGOT TO COORDINATE THE FLT WITH FYV AND REPORTED THIS PRIMARILY TO SHOW STAFFING PROBS THAT OCCUR AT THIS FAC. THERE WAS NO KNOWN CONFLICT OR OTHER TFC IN THE AREA.
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.