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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237498
Last updated: 27 February 2021
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Time:18:18 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:S7 Airlines
Registration: VQ-BPL
C/n / msn: 5026
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Stozhki -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rostov-on-Don Platov International Airport (ROV/URRP)
Destination airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD)
S7 Airlines flight S72126, an Airbus A320-214 (VQ-BPL) was involved in an airprox incident with Emirates flight EK160, a Boeing 777-31HER (A6-EGQ) over Stozhki, Russia.
Flight EK160 took off from Oslo, Norway at 15:23 UTC, bound for Dubai, UAE. While over Latvia the aircraft climbed to the cruising altitude of FL370. At 18:02 UTC, while passing BUTRI, the aircraft turned onto airway R11 (southbound), maintaining FL370.
Meanwhile, at 17:52 UTC, flight S72126 had departed Rostov Airport, bound for Moscow, Russia. Seventeen minutes later the aircraft also turned not airway R11 (northbound), climbing to the assigned cruising altitude of FL380.
The A320 had reached FL370 as it was approaching EK160. At that point, there was a horizontal separation between the flights of 13 nautical miles.
Air Traffic Control instructed the A320 to turn 50 degrees to the right and descend to FL360 immediately. Emirates 160 was also instructed to turn 50 degrees to the right.
Both flights followed the instructions and subsequently continued their respective flights. The minimum separation was 150 meters (500 feet) vertical and 7.2 km horizontally.




Photo of VQ-BPL courtesy

Munich (EDDM / MUC)
7 April 2018; (c) Günter Schütze

Revision history:

29-Jun-2020 19:26 harro Added
02-Jul-2020 19:24 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jul-2020 19:25 harro Updated [Narrative]

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