|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Altitude||msl single value : 150|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Operating Under FAR Part||other : 137|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Navigation In Use||other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 235|
flight time total : 12000
flight time type : 10000
|Function||observation : observer|
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne less severe|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took precautionary avoidance action|
|Problem Areas||Airspace Structure|
Flight Crew Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I was contracted to spray on a local ranch. The field I attempted to spray, I made 2 passes of spray on the field, when another agriculture aircraft arrived and started spraying in the middle of the same field. I pulled up and out of the field I was spraying and circled around to observe the situation. The other aircraft kept spraying, so I retreated to our home base. The farmer said there were to be no other aircraft working this field at this time. I didn't see an incident occur, but we were in close proximity on the same field. The farmer contracted us to spray his field. The texas boll weevil eradication program decided to spray that field at the same time.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT CROP DUSTING ASSIGNED FARM ENCOUNTERED ANOTHER ACFT SPRAYING THE SAME FIELD. ABANDONED FURTHER PASSES AND RETURNED TO BASE.
Narrative: I WAS CONTRACTED TO SPRAY ON A LOCAL RANCH. THE FIELD I ATTEMPTED TO SPRAY, I MADE 2 PASSES OF SPRAY ON THE FIELD, WHEN ANOTHER AGRICULTURE ACFT ARRIVED AND STARTED SPRAYING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SAME FIELD. I PULLED UP AND OUT OF THE FIELD I WAS SPRAYING AND CIRCLED AROUND TO OBSERVE THE SIT. THE OTHER ACFT KEPT SPRAYING, SO I RETREATED TO OUR HOME BASE. THE FARMER SAID THERE WERE TO BE NO OTHER ACFT WORKING THIS FIELD AT THIS TIME. I DIDN'T SEE AN INCIDENT OCCUR, BUT WE WERE IN CLOSE PROX ON THE SAME FIELD. THE FARMER CONTRACTED US TO SPRAY HIS FIELD. THE TEXAS BOLL WEEVIL ERADICATION PROGRAM DECIDED TO SPRAY THAT FIELD AT THE SAME TIME.
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.