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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : cae|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 29000|
msl bound upper : 29000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : ztl|
|Operator||general aviation : corporate|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 4500
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
WX balloon was released from who knows where. We were at 29000' and almost hit the WX balloon. It was very close. We then told ATC center and they knew nothing about a WX balloon.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CPR LTT HAD CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH BALLOON WX AT CRUISE ALT.
Narrative: WX BALLOON WAS RELEASED FROM WHO KNOWS WHERE. WE WERE AT 29000' AND ALMOST HIT THE WX BALLOON. IT WAS VERY CLOSE. WE THEN TOLD ATC CENTER AND THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT A WX BALLOON.
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.