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Near Midair Collision Reporting

Introduction:

  • Near Midair Collision (NMAC) reporting provides information for use in enhancing the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System
  • Data obtained from NMAC reports are used by the FAA to improve the quality of FAA services to users and to develop programs, policies, and procedures aimed at the reduction of NMAC occurrences

Definition:

  • A near midair collision is defined as any incident associated with the operation of an aircraft in which a possibility of collision occurs as a result of proximity of less than 500' to an other aircraft, or a report is received from a pilot or a flight crew member stating that a collision hazard existed between two or more aircraft
Hudson Mid Air Collision
Hudson Mid Air Collision
Hudson Mid Air Collision
Hudson Mid Air Collision

Reporting Responsibility:

  • Responsibility of the pilots to determine whether a near midair collision did actually occur, and if so, initiate a report
  • Pilots must state clearly "I wish to report a near midair collision"

Where to File Reports:

  • Pilots and/or flight crew members involved in NMAC occurrences are urged to report each incident immediately:

Items to Report:

  • Date and time (UTC) of incident
  • Location of incident and altitude
  • Identification and type of reporting aircraft, aircrew destination, name and home base of pilot
  • Identification and type of other aircraft, aircrew destination, name and home base of pilot
  • Type of flight plans; station altimeter setting used
  • Detailed weather conditions at altitude or flight level
  • Approximate courses of both aircraft, indicate if one or both aircraft were climbing or descending
  • Reported separation in distance at first sighting, proximity at closest point horizontally and vertically, and length of time in sight prior to evasive action
  • Degree of evasive action taken, if any (from both aircraft, if possible)
  • Injuries, if any

Conclusion: