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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : pgv|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 4000|
msl bound upper : 4000
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 5100
flight time type : 3800
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 100|
vertical : 10
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Climbing VFR out of pgv a non ATC, unicom airport enroute to rdu, after clearing air traffic area was attempting to contact wash center as we were climbing through 4000 a light single barely missed us head on. It appeared he was descending. The other aircraft was making evasive action as it passed. We did not see it in time to turn. At 4000 we both were right in the haze level. I could have picked up my clearance on the ground, also I may have waited to call center until up to a safer altitude.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC BETWEEN ACR SMT AND GA SMA.
Narrative: CLIMBING VFR OUT OF PGV A NON ATC, UNICOM ARPT ENROUTE TO RDU, AFTER CLEARING ATA WAS ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT WASH CENTER AS WE WERE CLIMBING THROUGH 4000 A LIGHT SINGLE BARELY MISSED US HEAD ON. IT APPEARED HE WAS DESCENDING. THE OTHER ACFT WAS MAKING EVASIVE ACTION AS IT PASSED. WE DID NOT SEE IT IN TIME TO TURN. AT 4000 WE BOTH WERE RIGHT IN THE HAZE LEVEL. I COULD HAVE PICKED UP MY CLRNC ON THE GND, ALSO I MAY HAVE WAITED TO CALL CENTER UNTIL UP TO A SAFER ALT.
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.