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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : clt|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 9000|
msl bound upper : 9000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : clt|
tracon : gso
tower : fwa
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : clt|
enroute airway : gso
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
Inter Facility Coordination Failure
I was working departure radar west and departure radar east combined. We were IFR due to reduced visibility. Since I had reported to work 40 mins earlier, no one had successfully made an approach to a full stop landing. Therefore, we had several aircraft holding in our airspace deciding on what they were going to do. I did have an associate helping me to put new flight plans in and answer landlines. At the time of the deviation, I was working 8 airplanes, mostly on the west side, and watching 2 pointouts. There was 1 airplane en route to rdu, corp X, that I did not handoff to gso approach before he xed the boundary. He was the only plane on the east side and because of all the distraction on the west side, I forgot about him. Gos approach could have cared less, and their comment was that we owed them one. One definite causal factor was having to work departure radar west and departure radar east combined. That entails watching approximately 90 mi radius. This is also a procedure that we hardly ever do. Normally we combine the arrival radar west to the departure and the arrival radar east to the departure east. If the scopes had been combined the way we normally do it, this probably never would have happened.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CORP ACFT PENETRATED ADJACENT ATC FAC AIRSPACE WITHOUT COORD OR HANDOFF. OPERATIONAL DEVIATION.
Narrative: I WAS WORKING DEP RADAR W AND DEP RADAR E COMBINED. WE WERE IFR DUE TO REDUCED VIS. SINCE I HAD RPTED TO WORK 40 MINS EARLIER, NO ONE HAD SUCCESSFULLY MADE AN APCH TO A FULL STOP LNDG. THEREFORE, WE HAD SEVERAL ACFT HOLDING IN OUR AIRSPACE DECIDING ON WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO. I DID HAVE AN ASSOCIATE HELPING ME TO PUT NEW FLT PLANS IN AND ANSWER LANDLINES. AT THE TIME OF THE DEVIATION, I WAS WORKING 8 AIRPLANES, MOSTLY ON THE W SIDE, AND WATCHING 2 POINTOUTS. THERE WAS 1 AIRPLANE ENRTE TO RDU, CORP X, THAT I DID NOT HDOF TO GSO APCH BEFORE HE XED THE BOUNDARY. HE WAS THE ONLY PLANE ON THE E SIDE AND BECAUSE OF ALL THE DISTR ON THE W SIDE, I FORGOT ABOUT HIM. GOS APCH COULD HAVE CARED LESS, AND THEIR COMMENT WAS THAT WE OWED THEM ONE. ONE DEFINITE CAUSAL FACTOR WAS HAVING TO WORK DEP RADAR W AND DEP RADAR E COMBINED. THAT ENTAILS WATCHING APPROX 90 MI RADIUS. THIS IS ALSO A PROC THAT WE HARDLY EVER DO. NORMALLY WE COMBINE THE ARR RADAR W TO THE DEP AND THE ARR RADAR E TO THE DEP E. IF THE SCOPES HAD BEEN COMBINED THE WAY WE NORMALLY DO IT, THIS PROBABLY NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.
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.