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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : cvg|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6300|
msl bound upper : 6500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : cvg|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Recip Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 500|
vertical : 250
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Just after we were cleared to descend from 7000' MSL to 5000' MSL, as we were passing through 6300' an small transport passed about 200-300 yds in front of us, about 200-300' above our altitude. When we informed approach of this fact, they stated they had no contact with the other aircraft. Our heading was about 220 degrees and the small transport was traveling approximately 360 degrees. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: reporter felt the small transport was probably headed for luk airport to the north of cvg. Could not understand why the TRACON radar was not painting the aircraft and wondered if arsa should not be expanded to cover this traffic.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC BETWEEN ACR-LTT AND UNK-SMT.
Narrative: JUST AFTER WE WERE CLRED TO DSND FROM 7000' MSL TO 5000' MSL, AS WE WERE PASSING THROUGH 6300' AN SMT PASSED ABOUT 200-300 YDS IN FRONT OF US, ABOUT 200-300' ABOVE OUR ALT. WHEN WE INFORMED APCH OF THIS FACT, THEY STATED THEY HAD NO CONTACT WITH THE OTHER ACFT. OUR HDG WAS ABOUT 220 DEGS AND THE SMT WAS TRAVELING APPROX 360 DEGS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: RPTR FELT THE SMT WAS PROBABLY HEADED FOR LUK ARPT TO THE N OF CVG. COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE TRACON RADAR WAS NOT PAINTING THE ACFT AND WONDERED IF ARSA SHOULD NOT BE EXPANDED TO COVER THIS TFC.
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.