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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194280
Last updated: 21 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:Wizz Air
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 151
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Memmingen-Allgäu Airport -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Timisoara Airport (TSR/LRTR)
Destination airport:Memmingen Allgäu Airport (FMM/EDJA)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
The Airbus A320-232 made an evasive manoeuvre to avoid a Grob G109 glider at 4300 feet. The aircraft had been cleared to descend from 5000 to 4000 feet in preparation for the approach to the destination Memmingen, Germany.
There was not TCAS warning as the transponder of the glider had been turned off.
According to radar data the minimum separation between both aircraft was 0,247 nautical miles.
The glider pilot estimated the separation to be 200-300 meters lateral and ca. 100-150 Meter vertical. The Airbus crew estimated that the passed over the glider at 200 - 300 ft.


BFU report

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

18-Mar-2017 17:58 harro Added
18-Mar-2017 18:03 harro Updated [Narrative]
18-Mar-2017 18:47 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
18-Mar-2017 18:53 harro Updated [Source]

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