A Near Miss on same day as the A330 crash

Friday, June 5, 2009
By George Hatcher


Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Chris Patton
What: Skyservice Airlines Airbus A320-200 on behalf of Thomson Airways en route from Turkey to Belfast
Where: Dalaman
When: Monday June 1
Who: More than 200 passengers. (Exact figures not available yet.)
Why: Just after take-off, the pilot narrowly avoided colliding with a Turkish military jet. After the maneuver, the plane fell hundreds of feet, leveled off and continued to Ireland.

George’s Point of View

Fates are at it again.

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