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At 1151 directed airplane to start left turn toward Hudson River ... No further communications with airplane despite several attempts by Teterboro ATC ...

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air traffic control issues

Air Traffic Control Issues

Air Traffic Control presentation

new york new jersey map
New York/New Jersey Map

Hudson River

Teterboro Airport

Hudson River class B

exclusion area

Newark Airport

flight history airplane
Flight History – Airplane
  • Departed Teterboro at 1148 on VFR flight to Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Requested radar advisories with en route altitude of 3,500 feet
  • Radar identified at 1150
  • Provided radar advisories on departure
flight history airplane4
Flight History – Airplane
  • Local controller reinitiated nonpertinent telephone call at 1150
  • At 1151 directed airplane to start left turn toward Hudson River
  • At 1152 directed airplane to contact Newark ATC on 127.85
  • Pilot incorrectly acknowledged as 127.8
flight history airplane5
Flight History – Airplane
  • Newark ATC requested that local controller direct frequency change and assign heading
  • Newark ATC observed developing conflicts and attempted to pre-empt
  • Nonpertinent telephone call continued
  • Timely transfer of communications did not occur
flight history airplane6
Flight History – Airplane
  • Local controller did not hear incorrect read back or Newark ATC request because of simultaneous multiple communications
  • No further communications with airplane despite several attempts by Teterboro ATC
  • Accident helicopter not visible to ATC
flight history airplane7
Flight History – Airplane

Radar identified/electronic

handoff to Newark ATC


Directed by TEB ATC to

contact Newark ATC

Directed by TEB ATC

to start left turn

flight history river traffic
Flight History – River Traffic


northbound at

1,500 feet

Accident airplane

1,100 feet

southeast bound


northbound at

1,900 feet

VFR traffic southbound

at 1,000 feet

planned tour route helicopter
Planned Tour Route – Helicopter

30th Street

Heliport (JRA)

1,000 feet

1,500 feet

500 feet

air traffic control
Air Traffic Control
  • Teterboro ATC facility staffing included five controllers
  • Staffing was adequate
  • At time of accident, two controllers staffing tower
  • Rotation had been 1 hour on and 1 hour off position
controller performance
Controller Performance
  • Air traffic controllers charged with giving first priority to separating aircraft and issuing safety alerts; good judgment to be used in prioritizing all other provisions of FAA order based on requirements of situation at hand
controller performance12
Controller Performance
  • Local controller initiated two personal telephone calls while providing ATC services
  • Front line manager in tower for first call but did not address issue as required
controller performance13
Controller Performance
  • After accident, local controller could not locate front line manager and other controller-in-charge
  • Local controller not relieved from position until about 1215
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Controller Performance
  • ATC recordings before accident revealed multiple instances of noncompliance with FAA and Teterboro ATC orders by local controller and lack of oversight by front line manager
faa actions
FAA Actions
  • FAA redesignated class B exclusion area from surface up to, but not including, 1,300 feet
  • Designed to allow for local operations below 1,000 feet and transit operations above 1,000 feet
  • Altitude structures not mandatory and not clearly defined
letter of agreement
Letter of Agreement
  • FAA/helicopter operator letter of agreement defined coded flight routes for tour helicopters
  • Letter does not ensure vertical separation between transient and local operations
  • Letter changed boundaries affecting common traffic advisory frequency usage for East and Hudson Rivers