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NEAR MIDAIR COLLISIONS SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:				NEAR MIDAIR COLLISIONS SYSTEM
   Report Number:			NGLFGFK99006
   GMT Date:				04/30/1999
   GMT Time:				15:30
   Local Time:				10:30
   City:				GRAND FORKS
   State:				ND
   Airport Id:				GFK 
   Incident Evaluation:			POTENTIAL
   Report Status:			FINAL


Narrative

RECEIVED REPLY TO INVESTIGATION FROM REPORTING PILOT, OTHER PILOT HAS 
   NOT RESPONDED TO DATE. THE REPORTING PILOT STATED THAT THE FLIGHT WAS A 
   DUAL IFR TRAINING FLIGHT AND OPERATING UNDER AN IFR CLEARANCE. THE 
   AIRCRAFT WAS ON THE 12 DME ARC LEVEL AT 3000 FOR THE VOR 17R AT GRAND 
   FORKS. ATC ADVISED TRAFFIC AT 2 TO 3 O'CLOCK POSITION, 3-4 MILES 
   INDICATING 4500 FEET. REPORTING PILOT INDICATED SCAN FOR TRAFFIC BEGAN 
   AND 2-3 MINUTES LATER HAD OTHER AIRCRAFT IN FRONT AND AHEAD MOVING TO 
   LEFT, PASSING WITHIN 50 TO 100 FEET DURING NEAR MISS. THE OTHER 
   AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO BE IN A NOSE-DOWN DESCENT. THIS NMAC WAS 
   REPORTED BY THE REPORTING PILOT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA 
   DIRECTOR OF SAFETY.


Reporting Aircraft Data

Operator:
   Type of Operation:			GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91)
   Aircraft Make/Model:			PIPER PA-44-180               
   Aircraft Type:			MULTIENGINE - LAND
   Registration Number:			N855ND     
   Flight Plan Filed:			INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES
   Altitude (ft):			3000
   Sight Separation (Seconds):		2
   Type of Air Traffic Control:		RAPCON (RDR)
   Vertical Separation (ft):		50
   Horizontal Separation (ft):		5
   Operational Control Area(s):		CLASS D 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:		GENERAL AVIATION (14 CFR 91)
   Other Aircraft Make/Model:		PIPER PA-28-XXX               
   Other Aircraft Type:			SINGLE ENGINE - LAND
   Other Registration Number:		N130ND     
   Other Flight Plan Filed:		VISUAL FLIGHT RULES
   Other Altitude (ft):			3005
   Other Sight Separation (Seconds):	2
   Other Type of Air Traffic Control:	UNKNOWN
   Other Vertical Separation (ft):	50
   Other Horizontal Separation (ft):	5
   Other Phase of Flight:		
   Other Transponder Equipped:		OPERATING, WITH ALTITUDE REPORTING
   Other Military Branch:		


Reporting Pilot

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

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:				800
   Total in Make/Model:			200


Other Pilot

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

   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):		12
   Magnetic Bearing From Fix (Deg):	60
   Weather:				VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
   Sky Conditions:			CLEAR
   Visibility:				MORE THAN 5 MILES
   Flight Conditions:			BRIGHT DAY