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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : anc|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 600|
agl bound upper : 650
|Controlling Facilities||tower : tul|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Make Model Name||Helicopter|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 1000
flight time type : 100
|Affiliation||government : military|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : military|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 200|
vertical : 50
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
While approaching the alexander lake strip for landing, above alexander lake, a large camouflage military helicopter Y passed by from right to left. The craft was backgnded by mountains 10 or so mi to my right. Camouflaged military act operating in joint use areas at low levels can be very difficult to spot. While my aircraft was highly visible, I do have blind spots. The military aircraft with its larger crews and better visibility should help prevent these situations.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC BETWEEN SMA X AND MLT Y HELICOPTER NEAR ANC, AK.
Narrative: WHILE APCHING THE ALEXANDER LAKE STRIP FOR LNDG, ABOVE ALEXANDER LAKE, A LARGE CAMOUFLAGE MIL HELI Y PASSED BY FROM R TO L. THE CRAFT WAS BACKGNDED BY MOUNTAINS 10 OR SO MI TO MY R. CAMOUFLAGED MIL ACT OPERATING IN JOINT USE AREAS AT LOW LEVELS CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT TO SPOT. WHILE MY ACFT WAS HIGHLY VISIBLE, I DO HAVE BLIND SPOTS. THE MIL ACFT WITH ITS LARGER CREWS AND BETTER VISIBILITY SHOULD HELP PREVENT THESE SITUATIONS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.