Qantas planes come close over Adelaide

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Mike, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    There's close, and there's really close!

    220 meters = 722 feet

    A330-200 dimensions:
    • Wingspan: 197 feet
    • Length: 193 feet
    Yahoo News AU: Qantas planes come close over Adelaide (Sept 21 2013)

    The Airbus A330 aircraft flew within 220 metres of each other yesterday and were seconds from a crash yesterday afternoon. The planes received warning they were flying too close and re-established the required distance.
     
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    Mike Founding Member Coach

    News.com.au: Qantas pilots praised for averting mid-air crash over Adelaide following air-traffic control blunder (Sept 21 2013)

    A mid-air disaster was avoided by seconds over Adelaide yesterday when two Qantas pilots ignored traffic-control directions that put them on a collision path. The passenger jets came within about 200m of a mid-air disaster just 19km west of the city about lunch time. The planes flew into the recognised danger zone in clear skies over Gulf St Vincent after a traffic-control blunder resulted in one plane being given permission to fly directly towards the other. The pilots reacted to on-board warning systems and changed the positions to avert a mid-air catastrophe. The traffic controller in question was last night stood down, pending the result of a full investigation.
     
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