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NEAR MIDAIR COLLISIONS SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:				NEAR MIDAIR COLLISIONS SYSTEM
   Report Number:			NGLFGFK99001
   GMT Date:				01/16/1999
   GMT Time:				22:28
   Local Time:				16:28
   City:				GRAND FORKS
   State:				ND
   Airport Id:				    
   Incident Evaluation:			CRITICAL
   Report Status:			FINAL

Narrative

DURING A GPS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 26 AT GFK, WHILE NORTHBOUND FROM 
   "JIXIR" TO "URBAH", A CFI STUDENT, OBSERVING THE IFR TRAINING FLIGHT 
   AND SEATED IN THE REAR OF N156ND, NOTICED A PIPER ARROW, AT THE SAME 
   ALTITUDE AND AT A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET, TO THE RIGHT FRONT 
   OF N156ND PROCEEDING IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION. UPON HEARING THE COMMENT 
   "OH MY GOD" THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR TURNED TO SEE A SINGLE ENGINE, 
   RETRACTABLE GEAR AIRCRAFT, AT APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET OFF THE LEFT WING. 
   A MEMORANDUM WAS SENT TO MR. JOHN VOLD, POI FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH 
   DAKOTA, STATING THAT PER OUR PHONE CONVERSATION HIS OFFICE HAD AGREED 
   TO COORDINATE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA IN CONDUCTING A 
   SAFETY SEMINAR ENCOMPASSING THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS OF CONCERN.

Reporting Aircraft Data

Operator:
   Type of Operation:			
   Aircraft Make/Model:			PIPER PA-28-XXX               
   Aircraft Type:			SINGLE ENGINE - LAND
   Registration Number:			N156ND     
   Flight Plan Filed:			INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES
   Altitude (ft):			2600
   Sight Separation (Seconds):		3
   Type of Air Traffic Control:		RAPCON (RDR)
   Vertical Separation (ft):		10
   Horizontal Separation (ft):		0
   Operational Control Area(s):		CLASS E AIRSPACE
   Phase of Flight:			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:			SINGLE ENGINE - LAND
   Other Registration Number:		           
   Other Flight Plan Filed:		UNKNOWN
   Other Altitude (ft):			2600
   Other Sight Separation (Seconds):
   Other Type of Air Traffic Control:	UNKNOWN
   Other Vertical Separation (ft):	10
   Other Horizontal Separation (ft):	0
   Other Phase of Flight:		UNKNOWN
   Other Transponder Equipped:		UNKNOWN
   Other Military Branch:		

Reporting Pilot

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

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:				850
   Total in Make/Model:			400

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:	GFK
   Distance From Fix (NM):		10
   Magnetic Bearing From Fix (Deg):	120
   Weather:				VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
   Sky Conditions:			CLEAR
   Visibility:				MORE THAN 5 MILES
   Flight Conditions:			DUSK