Figure 4-3. Coordination with the ARTCC Complete.
c. Emergency Information to Control Tower. Make certain that the control tower receives all
information concerning the emergency. Each time the tower is given this data, place a checkmark in
Block 17 of the arrival strip (Figure 4-3).
d. Coordination With Adjacent Facility. When a departure aircraft declares an emergency and does
not wish to continue as cleared, you must coordinate with the adjacent facility concerned. You must
then advise them that the aircraft has declared an emergency and is returning to your station. When this
action is complete, you will place an additional checkmark in Block 13 of the departure strip (Figure 4-
e. Alerting the ARTCC. When an aircraft is in an emergency status, alert the ARTCC. Next
forward the information in Figure 4-4 as it is available.
f. Completed Action. When coordination with the ARTCC is complete, mark the arrival strip
accordingly. The location of this checkmark is not specified; however, placing it on or near the red "E"
is appropriate (Figure 4-3).
2. ARRIVAL CONTROLLER POSITION
a. When landing aircraft in an emergency status, your primary concern is to provide vectors for the
most direct route to a point on the final approach course where a successful handoff can be made to the
final controller. The ideal handoff point for most emergencies is 6 to 8 miles from the airport, on an
inbound heading, and either on course or closely aligned to the final approach course. When an
emergency is declared, immediately furnish a vector to the aircraft that will start it toward the airport. In
the same transmission, request the nature of the emergency, number of personnel on board, fuel
remaining in time, and altitude if not given previously. As received, this emergency information is
entered in Block 9 of the flight progress strip in red, if available (Figure 4-5).
b. If the pilot has not requested a specific approach, give him a precision approach radar (PAR)
approach. If PAR is not available, give him a surveillance approach. Should the pilot