Two airliner was 10. June moments from hitting head on into each other in the skies over Russia.
the Aircraft, that came from Oslo and Rostov-on-Don, flew for a long time, heading directly towards each other, without anyone apparently discovered something. First when they were 40 kilometers from each other, was the imminent disaster discovered and averted.
The type of Check-in.dk, as the quote servicetjenesten The Aviation Herald.
40 kilometres may seem a lot, but since Oslo-the plane - a Boeing 777-300ER - fly with about 905 km/h. in the 11 kilometers of height, the distance travelled in under three minutes. And here came a almost as fast the Airbus A320 against it.
the Error should be according to the media have occurred in the nearby control tower. Here sat an air traffic controller under training, and although he had his supervisor at the door, heeding none of them, apparently the problem.
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It made in return a controller from an entirely different area, who by chance came to look in on her colleagues ' part of the map. And they were fortunately quick to respond. With a few moments back were both planes, therefore, asked to make dodging and turning 50 degrees sharply to the right.
Before the aircraft reached the turning, they had, however, moved much closer to each other further. Thus, there were just seven miles between them, when they passed each other.
Although the incident ended happily, it can have a judicial aftermath. The Russian prosecutor's office has according to the Check-in.dk launched an investigation into what exactly went wrong in the minutes up to undvigemanøvren.
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