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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : mcy|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 500|
agl bound upper : 600
|Controlling Facilities||military facility : lsv|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Medium Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : visual|
|Make Model Name||Fighter|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 30|
flight time total : 8500
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : military|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 0|
vertical : 100
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
I was on approach to mcy at 500' AGL over highway 95 when 3 fgts passed, one high and in front, one same altitude and in front and one on a collision flight path with us, coming from my right. We took evasive maneuvers and the fgt passed approximately 100' under us. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter and his company and others that fly in the area have made contact with the air force at nellis and have reached an agreement so they will be in contact with nellis control when in this area which is close to a military low altitude training route, nellis control will then advise both military training in area and other operators of each other's presence. In this case the military was within the restrictions of their low altitude operating parameters. It was strictly a see and avoid situation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC BETWEEN CORP MDT ON APCH AND FGT ON LOW ALT MIL VR ROUTE.
Narrative: I WAS ON APCH TO MCY AT 500' AGL OVER HWY 95 WHEN 3 FGTS PASSED, ONE HIGH AND IN FRONT, ONE SAME ALT AND IN FRONT AND ONE ON A COLLISION FLT PATH WITH US, COMING FROM MY RIGHT. WE TOOK EVASIVE MANEUVERS AND THE FGT PASSED APPROX 100' UNDER US. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR AND HIS COMPANY AND OTHERS THAT FLY IN THE AREA HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH THE AIR FORCE AT NELLIS AND HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT SO THEY WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH NELLIS CTL WHEN IN THIS AREA WHICH IS CLOSE TO A MIL LOW ALT TRNING ROUTE, NELLIS CTL WILL THEN ADVISE BOTH MIL TRNING IN AREA AND OTHER OPERATORS OF EACH OTHER'S PRESENCE. IN THIS CASE THE MIL WAS WITHIN THE RESTRICTIONS OF THEIR LOW ALT OPERATING PARAMETERS. IT WAS STRICTLY A SEE AND AVOID SITUATION.
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.