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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : bil|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 11500|
msl bound upper : 11500
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : bil|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Small Transport|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 3000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||conflict : nmac|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : took evasive action|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Miss Distance||unspecified : 400|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
I had contacted approach about 3 to 5 min prior and they gave me a transponder code and asked altitude which I replied 11500'. They reported me 17 mi southwest. The small transport was first viewed in a steep climb from about 10 O'clock and about 1000' below. As soon as I understood its direction, I abruptly turned to the left and the small transport passed very close to my right. I called approach and reported the near miss and he said he was sorry and apologized, and he said he thought I had said 7500'. I did not know of this sort of form until an air safety meeting held last night at missoula by the AOPA, FAA.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CLOSE PROX GA-SMA COMMUTER-SMT SOUTHWEST OF BIL.
Narrative: I HAD CONTACTED APCH ABOUT 3 TO 5 MIN PRIOR AND THEY GAVE ME A TRANSPONDER CODE AND ASKED ALT WHICH I REPLIED 11500'. THEY RPTED ME 17 MI SW. THE SMT WAS FIRST VIEWED IN A STEEP CLB FROM ABOUT 10 O'CLOCK AND ABOUT 1000' BELOW. AS SOON AS I UNDERSTOOD ITS DIRECTION, I ABRUPTLY TURNED TO THE LEFT AND THE SMT PASSED VERY CLOSE TO MY RIGHT. I CALLED APCH AND RPTED THE NEAR MISS AND HE SAID HE WAS SORRY AND APOLOGIZED, AND HE SAID HE THOUGHT I HAD SAID 7500'. I DID NOT KNOW OF THIS SORT OF FORM UNTIL AN AIR SAFETY MEETING HELD LAST NIGHT AT MISSOULA BY THE AOPA, 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.