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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ocf|
airport : tpa
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 5000|
msl bound upper : 5000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zjx|
tracon : tpa
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 14|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
none taken : detected after the fact
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
Aircraft came on frequency requesting an IFR clearance to tpa from over olf. Aircraft transponder was inoperative as was DME. By the time aircraft was finally issued an IFR clearance it had proceeded into tpa approach's airspace, non radar and west/O prior coordination. Contributing factors in the 8 mins from initial call to clearance delivery were poor aircraft transmitters and a call sign error. Aircraft was extremely hard to understand and had filed under a different call sign. By the time a clearance was issued, I was getting relieved and the sense of urgency to coordinate immediately with tpa approach was not grasped by the relieving controller, hence the aircraft entered tpa approach's airspace prior to coordination.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CENTER CTLR ALLOWED IFR ACFT TO ENTER APCH CTL AIRSPACE WITHOUT PRIOR COORD.
Narrative: ACFT CAME ON FREQ REQUESTING AN IFR CLRNC TO TPA FROM OVER OLF. ACFT TRANSPONDER WAS INOP AS WAS DME. BY THE TIME ACFT WAS FINALLY ISSUED AN IFR CLRNC IT HAD PROCEEDED INTO TPA APCH'S AIRSPACE, NON RADAR AND W/O PRIOR COORD. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS IN THE 8 MINS FROM INITIAL CALL TO CLRNC DELIVERY WERE POOR ACFT XMITTERS AND A CALL SIGN ERROR. ACFT WAS EXTREMELY HARD TO UNDERSTAND AND HAD FILED UNDER A DIFFERENT CALL SIGN. BY THE TIME A CLRNC WAS ISSUED, I WAS GETTING RELIEVED AND THE SENSE OF URGENCY TO COORDINATE IMMEDIATELY WITH TPA APCH WAS NOT GRASPED BY THE RELIEVING CTLR, HENCE THE ACFT ENTERED TPA APCH'S AIRSPACE PRIOR TO COORD.
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.