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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183995
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Air Arabia
Registration: A6-ABS
MSN: 4061
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 153
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:5nm west of Dubai International Airport (DXB) -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sharjah International airport (OMSJ)
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA)
Investigating agency: GCAA UAE
Two aircraft registered and operated by UAE based airlines, which were under the control of Dubai Departure ATC, responded to
Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Resolution Advisory (RA) warnings generated by their onboard TCAS systems and both aircraft took collision avoidance action. Both airline crews responded as required and their actions avoided any mishap. Both aircraft continued
their journey to their intended destinations uneventfully.
There were no reports of injury to the passengers or crew, or damage to the aircraft.

The Air Accident Investigation Sector (AAIS) determined that the cause of this Serious Incident was the loss of minimum separation (AIRPROX) between the two aircraft, which were following instructions provided by ATC.
Contributing factors were: the structure of the airspace, the lack of alert provided to the ATCO of the imminent loss of separation, lack of a structured handover briefing between the two ATCOs, and the ATC clearance issued to the aircraft.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GCAA UAE
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

28-Jan-2016 19:13 harro Added

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