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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sea|
airport : wn71
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2200|
msl bound upper : 2200
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, Low Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
pilot : instrument
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 25|
flight time total : 4800
flight time type : 2000
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 150|
vertical : 50
While flying alone on a southerly heading at cruise, I encountered an small aircraft flying northerly at the same altitude. I first saw him at about 500'. I took evasive action by pushing the nose down abruptly. He passed within 150' horizontal and 50' above me. I assume he did not see me since there was no evidence of any deviation from his flight path. Contributing factor: his head on profile and the sun reduced my ability to see him sooner.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC WITH SMA OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
Narrative: WHILE FLYING ALONE ON A SOUTHERLY HDG AT CRUISE, I ENCOUNTERED AN SMA FLYING NORTHERLY AT THE SAME ALT. I FIRST SAW HIM AT ABOUT 500'. I TOOK EVASIVE ACTION BY PUSHING THE NOSE DOWN ABRUPTLY. HE PASSED WITHIN 150' HORIZ AND 50' ABOVE ME. I ASSUME HE DID NOT SEE ME SINCE THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY DEVIATION FROM HIS FLT PATH. CONTRIBUTING FACTOR: HIS HEAD ON PROFILE AND THE SUN REDUCED MY ABILITY TO SEE HIM SOONER.
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.