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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : nel|
airport : n12
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1200|
msl bound upper : 1200
|Controlling Facilities||tower : ric|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||enroute : direct|
|Make Model Name||Military Transport|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 17|
flight time total : 224
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : military|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
My aircraft had just departed runway 24 at lakewood and was in a climb at a course heading of 330 for princeton, nj. I was approximately 10 mi northeast of lakehurst when I observed a naval air transport jet approximately 2 mi to my right and 500' above heading in approximately the same direction. When the plane reached approximately 2 O'clock it made a left descending turn in my direction. It was necessary to make a sharp right descending turn to avoid its path. The plane passed approximately 1 mi from me. This incident did not overly concern me because of the distance between us. My transponder was turned on when I first observed the aircraft to 1200 but does not have an altitude encoder. Approximately 1 minute later a helicopter buzzed me from the 2 O'clock direction and passed directly overhead approximately 200' above. It made no evasive action and appeared to intentionally take this course of action.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC WITH HELICOPTER AFTER EVASIVE ACTION HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM MLT.
Narrative: MY ACFT HAD JUST DEPARTED RWY 24 AT LAKEWOOD AND WAS IN A CLIMB AT A COURSE HDG OF 330 FOR PRINCETON, NJ. I WAS APPROX 10 MI NE OF LAKEHURST WHEN I OBSERVED A NAVAL AIR TRANSPORT JET APPROX 2 MI TO MY RIGHT AND 500' ABOVE HDG IN APPROX THE SAME DIRECTION. WHEN THE PLANE REACHED APPROX 2 O'CLOCK IT MADE A LEFT DESCENDING TURN IN MY DIRECTION. IT WAS NECESSARY TO MAKE A SHARP RIGHT DESCENDING TURN TO AVOID ITS PATH. THE PLANE PASSED APPROX 1 MI FROM ME. THIS INCIDENT DID NOT OVERLY CONCERN ME BECAUSE OF THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. MY XPONDER WAS TURNED ON WHEN I FIRST OBSERVED THE ACFT TO 1200 BUT DOES NOT HAVE AN ALT ENCODER. APPROX 1 MINUTE LATER A HELI BUZZED ME FROM THE 2 O'CLOCK DIRECTION AND PASSED DIRECTLY OVERHEAD APPROX 200' ABOVE. IT MADE NO EVASIVE ACTION AND APPEARED TO INTENTIONALLY TAKE THIS COURSE OF ACTION.
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.