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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sdl|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 6500|
msl bound upper : 6500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : phx|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : commercial
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 880
flight time type : 220
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 10|
vertical : 25
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
The near midair collision occurred in may/88. Small aircraft C was in contact with phoenix arsa, squawking XXXX on the mode a transponder, and flying eastbound level at 6500' MSL over the paradise valley mall near scottsdale. Phx TRACON reported traffic at 2 O'clock and less than a mile, at that same time I spotted the aircraft on a collision course less than 2500' at the same altitude. I dove to the right and missed the small aircraft D that was traveling northbound. A briefcase in the baggage compartment flew up and cracked the rear window in small aircraft C due to the deviation taken by the pilot. The conflict was probably due to the late report of the air traffic controller and poor scanning techniques by both the pilot in small aircraft C and the pilot of the small aircraft D.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CLOSE PROX GA-SMA GA-SMA ABOVE PHX ARSA.
Narrative: THE NEAR MIDAIR COLLISION OCCURRED IN MAY/88. SMA C WAS IN CONTACT WITH PHOENIX ARSA, SQUAWKING XXXX ON THE MODE A XPONDER, AND FLYING EBND LEVEL AT 6500' MSL OVER THE PARADISE VALLEY MALL NEAR SCOTTSDALE. PHX TRACON REPORTED TFC AT 2 O'CLOCK AND LESS THAN A MILE, AT THAT SAME TIME I SPOTTED THE ACFT ON A COLLISION COURSE LESS THAN 2500' AT THE SAME ALT. I DOVE TO THE RIGHT AND MISSED THE SMA D THAT WAS TRAVELING NBND. A BRIEFCASE IN THE BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT FLEW UP AND CRACKED THE REAR WINDOW IN SMA C DUE TO THE DEVIATION TAKEN BY THE PLT. THE CONFLICT WAS PROBABLY DUE TO THE LATE REPORT OF THE AIR TFC CTLR AND POOR SCANNING TECHNIQUES BY BOTH THE PLT IN SMA C AND THE PLT OF THE SMA D.
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.