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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : cbm|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 4000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zme|
tracon : cbm
|Make Model Name||Military Trainer|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Affiliation||government : military|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : military|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Inter Facility Coordination Failure|
Columbus AFB cleared a MTR into ir-091 without clearance from ZME. Aircraft first observed at point bravo 75 mi west of columbus AFB. Most of the route is below radar coverage and usually the only time aircraft are observed is when in turns. Coordination was initiated with columbus approach to confirm MTR was IFR and the route was sterilized. There was another MTR with clearance into the route behind offending aircraft. Approach did not ensure 10 minutes separation with the two. A trainee at columbus approach was apparently at fault.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MIL CTLR CLEARED MTR ONTO IR091 WITHOUT COORD WITH CENTER AS REQUIRED.
Narrative: COLUMBUS AFB CLRED A MTR INTO IR-091 WITHOUT CLRNC FROM ZME. ACFT FIRST OBSERVED AT POINT BRAVO 75 MI W OF COLUMBUS AFB. MOST OF THE ROUTE IS BELOW RADAR COVERAGE AND USUALLY THE ONLY TIME ACFT ARE OBSERVED IS WHEN IN TURNS. COORD WAS INITIATED WITH COLUMBUS APCH TO CONFIRM MTR WAS IFR AND THE ROUTE WAS STERILIZED. THERE WAS ANOTHER MTR WITH CLRNC INTO THE ROUTE BEHIND OFFENDING ACFT. APCH DID NOT ENSURE 10 MINUTES SEPARATION WITH THE TWO. A TRAINEE AT COLUMBUS APCH WAS APPARENTLY AT FAULT.
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.