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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195481
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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Time:06:58 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-85P (WL)
Owner/operator:Air Europa
Registration: EC-JBK
C/n / msn: 33973/1606
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 168
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL)
Destination airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Air Europa flight UX6007, a Boeing 737-800, was involved in a loss of separation incident with a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang corporate jet (EC-LCX).
Flight UX6007 was heading for Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain was maintaining FL120, according to ATC instructions. The Cessna had taken off from Palma de Mallorca airport and was headed to Malaga. The pilot of the Cessna was instructed to maintain FL110. However, there was a loss of separation between the two aircraft when both maintained FL120. Both aircraft performed an evasive maneuver in descent and, according to data obtained from the radar trace, the separation at the time of maximum proximity was 0.9 NM horizontal separation and 0 ft vertical separation at 11300 ft altitude.
After the incident both aircraft continued their respective flights without further incident.

Cause (from CIAIAC report): "The failure of the controller to correct a faulty acknowledgment by the crew of EC-LCX"



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of EC-JBK courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
7 March 2015; (c) Aad van der Voet

Revision history:

19-May-2017 10:37 harro Added
19-May-2017 11:43 harro Updated [Source]
07-Mar-2019 20:56 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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