Section 4. Alert Notices (ALNOTs)
a. If the replies to the INREQ are negative, or if the
aircraft is not located within 1 hour after transmission
of the INREQ, whichever occurs first, the destination
station must transmit an ALNOT addressed to:
1. Flight Plan Originator (If other than DUATS
2. KSARYCYX (Includes RCC, AISR and
3. KxxxYAYX (appropriate Regional Operations Center (ROC))
4. Add ARTCCs 50NM either side of route
5. BASOPS if destination or departure tiein
facility, or the home base of the aircraft
6. Other addresses deemed beneficial to the
search by the specialist
b. Expand the communications search area to that
area extending 50 miles on either side of the proposed
route of flight from the last reported position to the
destination. The search area may be expanded to the
maximum range of the aircraft at the request of the
RCC or by the destination station.
c. If the departure airport, route of flight,
destination airport, or alternate airports are within
50 miles of the Great Lakes, notify Cleveland RCC
via recorded telecommunications line.
d. Include all information from the INREQ, plus
any additional information received that could assist
in search activities. Provide the aircraft's last known
position as the final item in the message. The message
text must begin with the contraction “ALNOT,”
followed by the aircraft identification
[flight plan information]
[additional pertinent information]
e. Ten minutes after the ALNOT is issued, call the
RCC to ensure delivery of the ALNOT and to answer
1. Alaska: Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, RCC at
9075517230, 8004207230, or DSN 317-551-7230.
2. RCC (Tyndall AFB) phone numbers are:
8008513051 or 8502835955.
f. If additional pertinent information is received,
transmit the information, as necessary, to all original
8-4-2. ACTION UPON RECEIPT OF ALNOT
Upon receipt of an ALNOT, including those received
from other ATC facilities, each station whose flight
plan area extends into the ALNOT search area must:
a. Immediately conduct an expanded
communications search of those airports which fall
within the ALNOT search area that could
accommodate the aircraft and that were not checked
during the INREQ search. Notify the appropriate
ATC facilities. Request the appropriate law
enforcement agency to check airports which cannot
be contacted otherwise.
b. For ARTCC issued ALNOTS, coordinate with
the issuing facility to determine the extent of
communications already completed prior to
contacting airports and other ATC facilities whose
flight plan area extends into the ALNOT search area
c. Within 1 hour after receipt of the ALNOT,
notify the originator of the results or status of the
communications search. Transmit pertinent
information, such as aircraft location or position
report, to the destination station.
ALNOT N1234A [status report]
ALNOT N1234A [final report]
d. Alaska. FSSs within the ALNOT search area
must broadcast the ALNOT. (See Para 222i,
ALNOT Alert Announcement)
e. Request search assistance from aircraft traversing the search area.
8-4-3. REPORTING ALNOT STATUS TO
If the expanded communications search fails to locate
the aircraft, or if 1 hour has elapsed since ALNOT
transmission, whichever occurs first, the destination
station must call the RCC with a status update. When
appropriate, update Cleveland RCC. Provide RCC
with all pertinent information about the overdue
aircraft not already provided in the ALNOT which
a. Agency and the person calling.
b. Details of the flight plan. If the aircraft was not
on a flight plan, include all the facts about the source
of the report.
c. Time the last radio transmission was received,
by whom, and the frequency used.
d. Last position report.
e. Whether an ELT signal was heard or reported
along the route of flight.
f. Action taken and the proposed action by the
g. Furnish positions of other aircraft known to be
along or near the route of flight of the missing aircraft.
8-4-4. CANCELLATION OF ALNOT
The ALNOT remains current until the aircraft is
located and/or the search is suspended by the RCC.
In either case, the ALNOT originator must transmit
a cancellation message with the location of the
aircraft, if known, addressed to all recipients of the
original ALNOT. Each facility must notify all
previously alerted facilities and agencies of the
ALNOT N12345 CNLD ACFT LCTD JAX
ALNOT N1513B CNLD SEARCH SUSPENDED