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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199503
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Time:c. 10:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Owner/operator:Air India
Registration: VT-PPL
MSN: 3752
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:40 nm east of Mumbai -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Varanasi Airport (VNS/VIBN)
Destination airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Air India flight AIC696 (Varanasi-Mumbai), an Airbus A320 registered VT-PPL was vectored towards southeast of Mumbai.
At the same time Jet Airways flight JAI426 (Calicut-Mumbai), a Boeing 737-800 registered VT-JBE, was in ORBIT east of airway MB394 and heading towards MB394 while AIC696 was approaching MB394 on an easterly heading.
An airprox occurred in the vicinity of MB394 between FL100 to FL120. JAI426 reported getting a TCAS RA (Resolution Advisory) whereas AIC696 reported getting a TCAS-TA (Traffic Advisory).
JAI426 (at FL120) which was 12 NM ahead of AIC696 (maintaining FL110.), was given a right orbit along with descent instructions to FL100 by the Radar Controller. JAI426 thus came in front of AIC696 and descending through the level of AIC696. The separation was reduced to 2.3 NM (horizontal) and 400 feet vertical.


Revision history:

08-Sep-2017 19:34 harro Added

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