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|Locale Reference||airport : tjbq.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 200|
|Make Model Name||Military|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Make Model Name||Other|
|Affiliation||government : military|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time total : 10000|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
While performing a maintenance test flight; we saw a go fast type vessel coming towards the aguadilla bay; near the rincon area. We proceeded to take a closer look to verify the boat and its content. To our surprise it was a parasailing boat towing a chute. We could not see the chute; since its colors blended with the earth backgnd until we were close to it. We immediately took evasive action and were able to clear the chute without further incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C12 KINGAIR PLT HAS AN NMAC WITH A PARASAIL.
Narrative: WHILE PERFORMING A MAINT TEST FLT; WE SAW A GO FAST TYPE VESSEL COMING TOWARDS THE AGUADILLA BAY; NEAR THE RINCON AREA. WE PROCEEDED TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK TO VERIFY THE BOAT AND ITS CONTENT. TO OUR SURPRISE IT WAS A PARASAILING BOAT TOWING A CHUTE. WE COULD NOT SEE THE CHUTE; SINCE ITS COLORS BLENDED WITH THE EARTH BACKGND UNTIL WE WERE CLOSE TO IT. WE IMMEDIATELY TOOK EVASIVE ACTION AND WERE ABLE TO CLR THE CHUTE WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.