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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : fll|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1000|
msl bound upper : 1000
|Controlling Facilities||tower : fxe|
artcc : zid
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 12|
flight time total : 700
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne less severe|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On sat, jan 1988, I was returning from nassau to ft lauderdale executive airport. At approximately 12 mi east I called executive tower for landing instructions, however, I was unable to make contact. When I was approximately 9 mi east I called again and this time the tower told me there would be a 10 min delay and I should remain clear of the airport area. I proceeded nwbnd and called pompano tower for permission to fly overhead. Permission was granted. After approximately 10-15 mins executive tower called me and asked me my position. I told them I was northwest over the sawgrass. After a few more mins executive tower called and said I had an small aircraft at 2 O'clock and I should follow him, I acknowledged sighting him. I proceeded to follow the small aircraft till about 2 mi from the approach end of runway 8 when the tower called and said I should make a right 360 degree. I proceeded to make a 360 degree and we were cleared to land which was uneventful. After clearing customs the airport security told me to call the executive tower on the telephone. After parking my airplane I called the tower and they told me another pilot had reported a near miss and that the chief controller would be calling me. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information. Pilot following traffic as assigned, never saw other aircraft, did not know of possible near midair collision until talking with tower. A lot of traffic when arriving, not comfortable with amount of traffic ATC handling.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMA INBOUND TOLD 10 MINUTE DELAY REMAIN CLEAR OF ARSA. CONTACTED AGAIN WITH CODE TO SQUAWK AND CLRNC TO LAND. ON FINAL TOLD TO DO 360. ON GND TOLD CONTACT TWR REGARDING NEAR MISS.
Narrative: ON SAT, JAN 1988, I WAS RETURNING FROM NASSAU TO FT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE ARPT. AT APPROX 12 MI E I CALLED EXECUTIVE TWR FOR LNDG INSTRUCTIONS, HOWEVER, I WAS UNABLE TO MAKE CONTACT. WHEN I WAS APPROX 9 MI E I CALLED AGAIN AND THIS TIME THE TWR TOLD ME THERE WOULD BE A 10 MIN DELAY AND I SHOULD REMAIN CLR OF THE ARPT AREA. I PROCEEDED NWBND AND CALLED POMPANO TWR FOR PERMISSION TO FLY OVERHEAD. PERMISSION WAS GRANTED. AFTER APPROX 10-15 MINS EXECUTIVE TWR CALLED ME AND ASKED ME MY POS. I TOLD THEM I WAS NW OVER THE SAWGRASS. AFTER A FEW MORE MINS EXECUTIVE TWR CALLED AND SAID I HAD AN SMA AT 2 O'CLOCK AND I SHOULD FOLLOW HIM, I ACKNOWLEDGED SIGHTING HIM. I PROCEEDED TO FOLLOW THE SMA TILL ABOUT 2 MI FROM THE APCH END OF RWY 8 WHEN THE TWR CALLED AND SAID I SHOULD MAKE A R 360 DEG. I PROCEEDED TO MAKE A 360 DEG AND WE WERE CLRED TO LAND WHICH WAS UNEVENTFUL. AFTER CLRING CUSTOMS THE ARPT SECURITY TOLD ME TO CALL THE EXECUTIVE TWR ON THE TELEPHONE. AFTER PARKING MY AIRPLANE I CALLED THE TWR AND THEY TOLD ME ANOTHER PLT HAD RPTED A NEAR MISS AND THAT THE CHIEF CTLR WOULD BE CALLING ME. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO. PLT FOLLOWING TFC AS ASSIGNED, NEVER SAW OTHER ACFT, DID NOT KNOW OF POSSIBLE NMAC UNTIL TALKING WITH TWR. A LOT OF TFC WHEN ARRIVING, NOT COMFORTABLE WITH AMOUNT OF TFC ATC HANDLING.
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.