Hazardous proximity made by two Airbus planes in skies over Moscow region
The planes managed to get separated without accident.
Two passenger carriers made a hazardous proximity in the skies over Moscow region, reports Interfax with reference to its source within air traffic control. The incident took place late in the evening on November 18.
Both planes are Airbus. One of them was on its way from Moscow to St. Petersburg; another one made a flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow. “One of the plane’s pilot erroneously started descending after he received a message from an air traffic controller that was addressed to another liner. Thus, the crew made a potentially hazardous condition involving a plane on a collision course. The vertical spacing between two liners shortened to 200 meters.” The source said.
With that, the safety alert system was activated on board.
The good news is that the crew reacted to the safety alert system in due time, and the planes managed to to get separated without accident.