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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : atl|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 9500|
msl bound upper : 9500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : atl|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Widebody, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Navigation In Use||Other|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : second officer|
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 210|
flight time total : 6100
flight time type : 250
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : departure|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
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|Resolutory Action||controller : issued new clearance|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Operational Deviation|
Departure control cleared aircraft to 14000' and to turn right to a heading of 360 degrees. As the aircraft approached inbound aircraft corridor, ATC advised we had traffic at 10 O'clock, 4 mi at 11000'. He then realized his error and reclred us to 10000'. We were at 9500' MSL at that time. We received clearance to 10000' and easily made the transition. Controller apologized and said he thought we were on a wbound departure instead of a north departure. We saw the other aircraft and were never close.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATC CLEARED WDB THROUGH OCCUPIED ALT.
Narrative: DEP CTL CLRED ACFT TO 14000' AND TO TURN R TO A HDG OF 360 DEGS. AS THE ACFT APCHED INBND ACFT CORRIDOR, ATC ADVISED WE HAD TFC AT 10 O'CLOCK, 4 MI AT 11000'. HE THEN REALIZED HIS ERROR AND RECLRED US TO 10000'. WE WERE AT 9500' MSL AT THAT TIME. WE RECEIVED CLRNC TO 10000' AND EASILY MADE THE TRANSITION. CTLR APOLOGIZED AND SAID HE THOUGHT WE WERE ON A WBOUND DEP INSTEAD OF A N DEP. WE SAW THE OTHER ACFT AND WERE NEVER CLOSE.
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.