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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : elp|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 500|
agl bound upper : 500
|Controlling Facilities||tower : elp|
artcc : zny
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : initial|
|Route In Use||departure other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 3500
flight time type : 1000
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On departure, failed to comply with IFR departure procedures, as depicted. In text, departure procedure is stated on takeoff minimums page. Tower cleared us for takeoff, but did not give, 'left turn heading 120, cleared for takeoff,' (as a courtesy, as normal, IFR departure procedures are used when tower is closed or barring further instructions). Upon contact with departure, we were told 'you were supposed to turn left to 120.' suggest tower remind IFR departures of initial heading or publish a SID. Ultimately, it was my responsibility as per aim/company procedures/far's.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR MLG FAILED TO FOLLOW IFR DEP PROC LEAVING ELP.
Narrative: ON DEP, FAILED TO COMPLY WITH IFR DEP PROCS, AS DEPICTED. IN TEXT, DEP PROC IS STATED ON TKOF MINIMUMS PAGE. TWR CLRED US FOR TKOF, BUT DID NOT GIVE, 'LEFT TURN HDG 120, CLRED FOR TKOF,' (AS A COURTESY, AS NORMAL, IFR DEP PROCS ARE USED WHEN TWR IS CLOSED OR BARRING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS). UPON CONTACT WITH DEP, WE WERE TOLD 'YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO TURN LEFT TO 120.' SUGGEST TWR REMIND IFR DEPS OF INITIAL HDG OR PUBLISH A SID. ULTIMATELY, IT WAS MY RESPONSIBILITY AS PER AIM/COMPANY PROCS/FAR'S.
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.