Two passenger planes in 'serious' near-miss after aircraft accidentally climbs to the same level as another
Two passenger planes were involved in a ‘serious’ near-miss after one of them did the opposite of the air traffic controller’s instructions - and flew up instead of down.
The near-miss occurred over Bulgaria as the two planes flew to Istanbul.
One, an Atlasjet, was instructed by air traffic controllers to descend but the pilots allegedly initiated a climb instead. The error resulted in the plane flying parallel to a Turkish Airlines aircraft just 1.4miles away.
The incident, which took place on September 8 this year, only came to light on Thursday.
According to the Aviation Herald, the... read more
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