Section 7. Ground Missile Emergencies
When you receive information concerning a ground missile emergency, notify other concerned facilities and take action to have alerting advisories issued by:
- EN ROUTE. Air carrier company radio stations for each VFR company aircraft which is or will be operating in the vicinity of the emergency.
- EN ROUTE. FSSs adjacent to the emergency location.
- TERMINAL. Relay all information concerning a ground missile emergency to the ARTCC within whose area the emergency exists and disseminate as a NOTAM.
P/CG Term- Notice to Airmen.
- IFR AND SVFR MINIMA
Reroute IFR and SVFR aircraft as necessary to avoid the emergency location by one of the following minima, or by greater minima when suggested by the notifying official:
- Lateral separation- 1 mile between the emergency location and either of the following:
- An aircraft under radar control and the emergency location which can be accurately determined by reference to the radar scope.
- The airspace to be protected for the route being flown.
- Vertical separation- 6,000 feet above the surface over the emergency location.
- VFR MINIMA
Advise all known VFR aircraft which are, or will be, operating in the vicinity of a ground missile emergency, to avoid the emergency location by 1 mile laterally or 6,000 feet vertically, or by a greater distance or altitude, when suggested by the notifying official.
- SMOKE COLUMN AVOIDANCE
Advise all aircraft to avoid any observed smoke columns in the vicinity of a ground missile emergency.
- EXTENDED NOTIFICATION
When reports indicate that an emergency will exist for an extended period of time, a Notice to Airmen may be issued.