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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192819
Last updated: 31 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-622R(F)
Owner/operator:EgyptAir Cargo
Registration: SU-GAY
C/n / msn: 607
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:16 km S of Gent -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS)
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Egypt Air Cargo flight MSX541, an Airbus A300B4-622R(F) (SU-GAY) departed from Oostende Airport, Belgium, at 12:40 hours local time and initiated a climb to FL210.
At the same time, Air France flight AF1640, an Airbus A320 (F-GKXN) was en route between Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France and Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Netherlands. The flight was maintaining FL220 over Belgium.
At 12:42 MSX541 was re-cleared to climb FL210, which was read back correctly. Three minutes later the flight was instructed to maintain FL210 upon reaching, combined with information that there was crossing traffic, the A320, above from right to left. The readback from MSX541 of maintaining FL210 was correct.
AF1640 was also advised about the climbing Egypt Air aircraft.
Approaching FL210 MSX541 reported that it was following a TCAS/RA and was observed climbing through the cleared level. The TCAS advisory was showing "LVL" (level) and the Air France TCAS showed "CLB" (Climb).
Separation between the two aircraft was approximately 0.74NM horizontal / 300ft vertical (in stead of 5NM / 1000 ft)



Photo of SU-GAY courtesy

Cologne / Bonn (EDDK / CGN)
23 August 2015; (c) Freek Blokzijl

Revision history:

13-Jan-2017 18:02 harro Added
13-Jan-2017 19:36 harro Updated [Narrative]

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