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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : bwi|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 3000|
msl bound upper : 17000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : dca|
tower : azo
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : second officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 3500
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
From over csn VOR when switched from washington center to washington approach (frequency 124.0) all the way to 20 NM southeast of bwi when switched to baltimore approach, there was a constant bleed through of another approach control sector's radio xmissions. Both from other aircraft and the controller. We were unable to determine what control sector it was, but it was very confusing for us and several other aircraft. This has occurred on numerous occasions besides last night.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: FLT CREW COMPLAINT ABOUT AN APCH CTL BLEEDING THROUGH THE ASSIGNED FREQ CAUSING COCKPIT CONFUSION.
Narrative: FROM OVER CSN VOR WHEN SWITCHED FROM WASHINGTON CTR TO WASHINGTON APCH (FREQ 124.0) ALL THE WAY TO 20 NM SE OF BWI WHEN SWITCHED TO BALTIMORE APCH, THERE WAS A CONSTANT BLEED THROUGH OF ANOTHER APCH CTL SECTOR'S RADIO XMISSIONS. BOTH FROM OTHER ACFT AND THE CTLR. WE WERE UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT CTL SECTOR IT WAS, BUT IT WAS VERY CONFUSING FOR US AND SEVERAL OTHER ACFT. THIS HAS OCCURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS BESIDES LAST NIGHT.
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.