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NEAR MIDAIR COLLISIONS SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:				NEAR MIDAIR COLLISIONS SYSTEM
   Report Number:			NGLFGFK99005
   GMT Date:				04/11/1999
   GMT Time:				22:00
   Local Time:				17:00
   City:				GRAND FORKS
   State:				ND
   Airport Id:				GFK 
   Incident Evaluation:			POTENTIAL
   Report Status:			FINAL


Narrative

REPORTING AIRCRAFT, N250ND, WAS OPERATING UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES 
   (VFR) IN VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AT 2600 FEET MSL. WHILE BEING 
   RADAR VECTORED FOR A PRACTICE INSTRUMENT APPROACH BY GRAND FORKS 
   APPROACH (GFK), N250ND OBSERVED AN UNIDENTIFIED (BY REPORTING AIRCRAFT 
   OR ATC) HIGH WING DARK COLORED AIRCRAFT CROSS BELOW AT AN ESTIMATED 100 
   FEET. RECEIVED PILOT STATEMENT VIA TELEPHONE AND HE RECOMMENDS A NOTICE 
   ON VFR SECTIONAL AND WAC CHARTS INDICATE HIGH STUDENT TRAFFIC WITHIN 15 
   MILES OF GFK, IN ADDITION TO THE NOTICE GIVEN IN THE AIRPORT FACILITY 
   DIRECTORY. ALSO, FLIGHT TRAINING WITH UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SHOULD 
   DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL STUDENT PRACTICE AREAS TO REDUCE CONCENTRATION OF 
   STUDENT PILOTS IN A GIVEN AREA. SECOND AIRCRAFT AND PILOT UNKNOWN. 
   PILOT REPORTED GFK RAPCON EXPLAINED THERE IS A BLIND SPOT FROM THE 100 
   RADIAL TO THE 120 RADIAL AND HE HAD NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE. THERE IS 
   NO STATEMENT IN THE AIRPORT/FACILITY DIRECTORY OR OTHER KNOWN 
   PUBLICATIONS. CONTACTED GREAT LAKES REGION MILITARY LAISON OFFICER  AND 
   FAXED COPY OF 8020-21.  HE STATED PROCEDURES ARE BEING REVIEWED. HE 
   SUGGESTED A VECTORING ALTITUDE OF 3000 MSL MAY BE USED TO BETTER 
   SEPARATE ATC PARTICIPATING AIRCRAFT FROM GFK TRAINING AIRCRAFT USING 
   2500 MSL DEPARTING AND ARRIVING GFK. INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS WITH UND 
   PERSONNEL ARE PLANNED TO SHARE INFORMATION.


Reporting Aircraft Data

Operator:
   Type of Operation:			GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91)
   Aircraft Make/Model:			PIPER PA-28-XXX               
   Aircraft Type:			SINGLE ENGINE - LAND
   Registration Number:			N250ND     
   Flight Plan Filed:			VISUAL FLIGHT RULES
   Altitude (ft):			2600
   Sight Separation (Seconds):		2
   Type of Air Traffic Control:		RAPCON (GFK)
   Vertical Separation (ft):
   Horizontal Separation (ft):		100
   Operational Control Area(s):		CLASS E AIRSPACE
   Phase of Flight:			TURNING OR MANEUVERING, APPROACH
   Transponder Equipped:		OPERATING, WITH ALTITUDE REPORTING
   Military Branch:			


Other Aircraft Data

Other Operator:
   Other Type of Operation:		UNKNOWN
   Other Aircraft Make/Model:		                         
   Other Aircraft Type:			
   Other Registration Number:		           
   Other Flight Plan Filed:		UNKNOWN
   Other Altitude (ft):
   Other Sight Separation (Seconds):
   Other Type of Air Traffic Control:	UNKNOWN
   Other Vertical Separation (ft):
   Other Horizontal Separation (ft):	100
   Other Phase of Flight:		UNKNOWN
   Other Transponder Equipped:		UNKNOWN
   Other Military Branch:		


Reporting Pilot

Pilot Certificates:			COMMERCIAL, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
   Pilot Ratings:			SINGLE ENGINE - LAND

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:				320
   Total in Make/Model:			150


Other Pilot

Pilot Certificates:			UNKNOWN
   Pilot Ratings:			UNKNOWN

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:
   Total in Make/Model:


Event Information

Reporting Region:			GREAT LAKES
   Reporting Facility ID:		GFK 
   Fix or Facility Nearest NMAC:	   
   Distance From Fix (NM):		8
   Magnetic Bearing From Fix (Deg):	100
   Weather:				VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
   Sky Conditions:			CLEAR
   Visibility:				MORE THAN 5 MILES
   Flight Conditions:			BRIGHT DAY