proximity

proximity (lack of separation)

About Close Calls

Thursday, November 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

After making note of the Oct 31 near miss in Oslo, I remembered this 100 foot close call of two Boeing 747’s over Scotland. This occurred in late June, when a Lufthansa pilot was climbing, and a British Airways flight were 24.3nm apart on converging courses. A STCA (Short Germ Conflict Alert) The Oslo... »

Oslo: October 31, 2013, Near Miss

Thursday, November 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

We wrote about two Norwegian Air Shuttle planes that suffered a near miss when two planes followed the same instruction from ATC. The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) report on the event is below. Report (Translation) Description The 31 October 2012, two airliners from English too close together under a simultaneous missed approach (NAX741)... »

Proximity Blamed on Tenerife South ATC

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

On November 12, 2011, the Iberia Airbus A321 had been approaching Tenerife South airport at high speed just before it landed on the same runway that a Jet2 Boeing 757-200 was departing did so because of a premature take-off clearance to the 757. The 757 was airborne over the runway as the A321 touched... »

Traffic: Congonhas

Saturday, June 26, 2010
By George Hatcher
Traffic: Congonhas

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Lorenzo Costa What: TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus A320-200 en route from Brasilia to Sao Paulo Where: Sao Paulo When: June 24 2010 Who: 171 people on board Why: On approach to Congonhas, the pilot was notified of a flight leaving Congonhas, and had to... »

SF: Close Call

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
By George Hatcher
SF:  Close Call

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Neil Guinea What: United Airlines Boeing 777-200 en route from San Francisco to Beijing Where: San Francisco When: Mar 27 2010 Who: 251 passengers and 17 crew Why: After takeoff, the Boeing’s Traffic and Collision Avoidance System issued a traffic advisory, recognizing an Aeronca... »

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