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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : sea|
airport : bfi
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : sea|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : straight in|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||oversight : pic|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 120|
flight time total : 7500
flight time type : 4000
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 100|
vertical : 100
On IFR flight plan and approach to boeing field in VMC conditions, we started down glidepath to boeing field. I looked up and saw an small aircraft at our 12 O'clock position at 1/8 mi slightly higher. He first turned to his left and then up and to his right. We dove down to our right. The approach controller then called traffic at 1 mi and 1700'. He had given us no traffic calls prior to this. The other aircraft was an small aircraft, white with black and blue trim and small 'north' numbers, so could not read them. This near miss was caused by the light aircraft violating the TCA as I see it on the TCA chart, and possible lack of controller vigilance. We may stop going into boeing field in order to avoid light aircraft traffic which stays away from seattle. We will continue our practice of keeping our heads out of the cockpit and scanning whenever possible. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: pilot checked chart and feels small aircraft was probably legal and below floor of sector at time of incident. Probably just starting climb after leaving lower floor sector. Just too close for comfort. Feels approach controller vigilance was lacking. Currently discussing this and another near midair collision situation with FAA.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NMAC BETWEEN CORP LTT ON ILS APCH TO BFI AND SMA CLIMBING UNDER THE FLOOR OF THE SEA TCA.
Narrative: ON IFR FLT PLAN AND APCH TO BOEING FIELD IN VMC CONDITIONS, WE STARTED DOWN GLIDEPATH TO BOEING FIELD. I LOOKED UP AND SAW AN SMA AT OUR 12 O'CLOCK POS AT 1/8 MI SLIGHTLY HIGHER. HE FIRST TURNED TO HIS LEFT AND THEN UP AND TO HIS RIGHT. WE DOVE DOWN TO OUR RIGHT. THE APCH CTLR THEN CALLED TFC AT 1 MI AND 1700'. HE HAD GIVEN US NO TFC CALLS PRIOR TO THIS. THE OTHER ACFT WAS AN SMA, WHITE WITH BLACK AND BLUE TRIM AND SMALL 'N' NUMBERS, SO COULD NOT READ THEM. THIS NEAR MISS WAS CAUSED BY THE LIGHT ACFT VIOLATING THE TCA AS I SEE IT ON THE TCA CHART, AND POSSIBLE LACK OF CTLR VIGILANCE. WE MAY STOP GOING INTO BOEING FIELD IN ORDER TO AVOID LIGHT ACFT TFC WHICH STAYS AWAY FROM SEATTLE. WE WILL CONTINUE OUR PRACTICE OF KEEPING OUR HEADS OUT OF THE COCKPIT AND SCANNING WHENEVER POSSIBLE. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: PLT CHKED CHART AND FEELS SMA WAS PROBABLY LEGAL AND BELOW FLOOR OF SECTOR AT TIME OF INCIDENT. PROBABLY JUST STARTING CLB AFTER LEAVING LOWER FLOOR SECTOR. JUST TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT. FEELS APCH CTLR VIGILANCE WAS LACKING. CURRENTLY DISCUSSING THIS AND ANOTHER NMAC SITUATION WITH FAA.
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.