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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : orl|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1000|
msl bound upper : 1300
|Controlling Facilities||tower : orl|
artcc : zdc
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
non adherence : required legal separation
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 200|
vertical : 300
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was flying small aircraft Z. We were on left downwind for runway 7. We were cleared into traffic pattern behind small aircraft Y whom we had in sight. Y turned base, then final and we followed. Aircraft Y, in front of us, was cleared behind corp X, but small aircraft Y turned in front of us, was cleared behind corp X, but small aircraft Y turned in front of X which put us too close to corp X. Tower instructed us to break off the approach continued on the downwind. However, we had already begun our turn to final. When we turned back to downwind heading, we were already across the final approach course. I elected to continue on a right downwind pattern instead of crossing in front of corp jet X. Tower asked me if I had a visibility on X, which I did. Corp X crossed me vertically at 300' and horizontal at about 200' to my right. No evasive action was required from either pilot. However, the corp X pilot is filing a near miss. I believe this occurrence happened due to controller workload. I don't think he knew I was already through final. Supplemental information from acn 102670: I asked Z if he still had the jet in sight and did he fly under the jet. Small aircraft Z stated it was him. During most of this time, the BRITE had tag overlap and was mostly unusable due to the tag overlap.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC BETWEEN CORP JET AND SMA IN TRAFFIC PATTERN AT ORL ARPT. PLT DEVIATION AND OR OPERATIONAL ERROR.
Narrative: I WAS FLYING SMA Z. WE WERE ON LEFT DOWNWIND FOR RWY 7. WE WERE CLRED INTO TFC PATTERN BEHIND SMA Y WHOM WE HAD IN SIGHT. Y TURNED BASE, THEN FINAL AND WE FOLLOWED. ACFT Y, IN FRONT OF US, WAS CLRED BEHIND CORP X, BUT SMA Y TURNED IN FRONT OF US, WAS CLRED BEHIND CORP X, BUT SMA Y TURNED IN FRONT OF X WHICH PUT US TOO CLOSE TO CORP X. TWR INSTRUCTED US TO BREAK OFF THE APCH CONTINUED ON THE DOWNWIND. HOWEVER, WE HAD ALREADY BEGUN OUR TURN TO FINAL. WHEN WE TURNED BACK TO DOWNWIND HDG, WE WERE ALREADY ACROSS THE FINAL APCH COURSE. I ELECTED TO CONTINUE ON A RIGHT DOWNWIND PATTERN INSTEAD OF XING IN FRONT OF CORP JET X. TWR ASKED ME IF I HAD A VIS ON X, WHICH I DID. CORP X CROSSED ME VERTICALLY AT 300' AND HORIZ AT ABOUT 200' TO MY RIGHT. NO EVASIVE ACTION WAS REQUIRED FROM EITHER PLT. HOWEVER, THE CORP X PLT IS FILING A NEAR MISS. I BELIEVE THIS OCCURRENCE HAPPENED DUE TO CTLR WORKLOAD. I DON'T THINK HE KNEW I WAS ALREADY THROUGH FINAL. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 102670: I ASKED Z IF HE STILL HAD THE JET IN SIGHT AND DID HE FLY UNDER THE JET. SMA Z STATED IT WAS HIM. DURING MOST OF THIS TIME, THE BRITE HAD TAG OVERLAP AND WAS MOSTLY UNUSABLE DUE TO THE TAG OVERLAP.
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.