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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194281
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-800
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 119
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Nürnberg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Antalya
Destination airport:Nürnberg
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
The Boeing 737-800 made an evasive manoeuvre to avoid an unknown glider. The aircraft had been cleared to descend from 7000 to 6000 feet in preparation for the approach to the destination Nürnberg, Germany.
There was not TCAS warning as the transponder of the glider had apparently been turned off.
The pilot of the 737 estimated the separation to be 100-150 meters horizontal and ca. 150-200 feet vertical.


BFU report

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

18-Mar-2017 18:03 harro Added

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