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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : hou|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 1800|
msl bound upper : 1800
|Controlling Facilities||tower : hou|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Route In Use||departure sid : sid|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time total : 13000|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Anomaly||conflict : airborne less severe|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
other flight crewa
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 1000|
vertical : 0
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Clearance for takeoff on runway 12R hou (hobby) included a turn to H 010 degree and to 3000' MSL (as per hub-4). As we were climbing and turning an small aircraft called the tower for landing. Tower operator immediately ask for his altitude - the small aircraft answer was unreadable - the tower immediately called the traffic for us at 1 O'clock and 1 mile. I saw the small aircraft moving to 12 O'clock and close to our altitude and banked abruptly 30 degree to our right. The small aircraft banked to his right. We passed within 1000' and close to the same altitude at approximately 1800' MSL. I do not feel we were at all in the wrong. I do not feel that the tower was at fault as they were very quick to give us the traffic. I do not believe the small aircraft had mode C altitude readout. If I could define the problems it would appear the small aircraft was cleared by approach control into the area included in our takeoff clearance. The difficulty of lost communications put the small aircraft in our flight path uncontrolled.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CLOSE PROX ACR LGT GA SMA NEAR THE BASE OF HOU OUTER RING.
Narrative: CLRNC FOR TKOF ON RWY 12R HOU (HOBBY) INCLUDED A TURN TO H 010 DEG AND TO 3000' MSL (AS PER HUB-4). AS WE WERE CLIMBING AND TURNING AN SMA CALLED THE TWR FOR LNDG. TWR OPERATOR IMMEDIATELY ASK FOR HIS ALT - THE SMA ANSWER WAS UNREADABLE - THE TWR IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE TFC FOR US AT 1 O'CLOCK AND 1 MILE. I SAW THE SMA MOVING TO 12 O'CLOCK AND CLOSE TO OUR ALT AND BANKED ABRUPTLY 30 DEG TO OUR RIGHT. THE SMA BANKED TO HIS RIGHT. WE PASSED WITHIN 1000' AND CLOSE TO THE SAME ALT AT APPROX 1800' MSL. I DO NOT FEEL WE WERE AT ALL IN THE WRONG. I DO NOT FEEL THAT THE TWR WAS AT FAULT AS THEY WERE VERY QUICK TO GIVE US THE TFC. I DO NOT BELIEVE THE SMA HAD MODE C ALT READOUT. IF I COULD DEFINE THE PROBLEMS IT WOULD APPEAR THE SMA WAS CLRED BY APCH CTL INTO THE AREA INCLUDED IN OUR TKOF CLRNC. THE DIFFICULTY OF LOST COMMUNICATIONS PUT THE SMA IN OUR FLT PATH UNCONTROLLED.
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.