Near Miss

Russian Military Jet in ‘Near-Collision’ with SAS Passenger Plane

Monday, December 15, 2014
By George Hatcher
Russian Military Jet in ‘Near-Collision’ with SAS Passenger Plane

On December 12, an SAS flight taking off from Copenhagen, Denmark, had to change course in order to avoid a Russian military intelligence jet flying south of Sweden. The SAS flight, en-route to Poznan, Poland, was asked to change course due to a Russian military plane which was flying in the international airspace with... »

Near Miss in Barcelona Captured

Monday, July 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
Near Miss in Barcelona Captured

On July 5, 2014, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV) headed from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Buenos Aires,BA (Argentina) was taxiing for departure as a UTAir Boeing 767-300(VQ-BSX) en route from Moscow, Russia to Barcelona was on approach. As the video shows, it looks like a close call. The UTAIR saw the Airbus on the... »

Australia: Near Miss

Saturday, September 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

Two planes that had a near miss avoided a collision by about 700 vertical feet were over Perth when one of the pilot’s collision collision alarm alerted him of the impending collision. Flight QF581 from Sydney to Perth had gotten permission from ATC to go from 38,000ft which put them on a collision course... »

Qantas Near Miss over Darwin Under ATSB Investigation

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Qantas Boeing 737-800 en route from Darwin to Melbourne What: Qantas Boeing 717 arriving en route from Alice Springs to Darwin Where: Darwin When: Oct 2, 2012 Who: (up to) 295 aboard Why: Two Qantas flights came to within 250 metres of each other over Darwin were caught not by the human ATC,... »

Reagan National Airport Near Miss

Thursday, August 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
Reagan National Airport Near Miss

What: US Airways en route from Washington What: US Airways en route from Washington What: US Airways en route to Washington Where: Reagan National Airport, Washington When: July 31, 2012 2:00 pm Who: 192 aboard Why: One US Airways plane had been rerouted into Washington’s Reagan international airport. Its route had been changed in... »

Virgin and Military Craft Loss of Separation

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
By George Hatcher
Virgin and Military Craft Loss of Separation

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Soon-Gyu Ko – Korea Aero Photos What: Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700 en route from Williamtown to Melbourne Where: Williamtown When: Feb 2, 2011 Why: The Virgin Blue and a military jet were a near miss and came within 400 feet vertical separation. The Official... »

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