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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : or3.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 600|
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||Jet Ranger/Kiowa/206|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Make Model Name||Bell Helicopter Textron Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 7500
flight time type : 4000
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 200|
vertical : 150
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Helicopter landing abbeville la 0r3. I had 122.80 unicom tuned up 15 mi out and monitoring. At 10 mi I made my initial call for approach to land; followed by a 5 mi and a 2 1/2 mi. I had picked up a sporadic target on TCAS at 5 mi at approximately my 7 O'clock position. No other aircraft had made a call to land or transition the area. Right after my 2 1/2 mi call TCAS sounded the traffic alert with target dead over my position. I looked up slightly left to notice another bell helicopter about 200 ft away and slightly above transiting from my back left to forward right. I immediately did a descending left turn to deconflict with traffic. The traffic continued on its course unaltered. I completed my approach to enter the downwind and land. The other aircraft never made a call.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BELL PILOT REPORTS CONFLICT WITH ANOTHER HELICOPTER DURING ENTRY TO TRAFFIC PATTERN AT 0R3. TCAS SOUNDS ALERT AND REPORTER IS ABLE TO DE-CONFLICT THE SITUATION.
Narrative: HELI LNDG ABBEVILLE LA 0R3. I HAD 122.80 UNICOM TUNED UP 15 MI OUT AND MONITORING. AT 10 MI I MADE MY INITIAL CALL FOR APCH TO LAND; FOLLOWED BY A 5 MI AND A 2 1/2 MI. I HAD PICKED UP A SPORADIC TARGET ON TCAS AT 5 MI AT APPROX MY 7 O'CLOCK POS. NO OTHER ACFT HAD MADE A CALL TO LAND OR TRANSITION THE AREA. RIGHT AFTER MY 2 1/2 MI CALL TCAS SOUNDED THE TFC ALERT WITH TARGET DEAD OVER MY POS. I LOOKED UP SLIGHTLY L TO NOTICE ANOTHER BELL HELI ABOUT 200 FT AWAY AND SLIGHTLY ABOVE TRANSITING FROM MY BACK L TO FORWARD R. I IMMEDIATELY DID A DSNDING L TURN TO DECONFLICT WITH TFC. THE TFC CONTINUED ON ITS COURSE UNALTERED. I COMPLETED MY APCH TO ENTER THE DOWNWIND AND LAND. THE OTHER ACFT NEVER MADE A CALL.
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.