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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263639
Last updated: 14 June 2021
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Date:28-MAY-2021
Time:11:32 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8K2 (WL)
Owner/operator:KLM
Registration: PH-BXF
MSN: 29596/583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:14 km SW of Barcelona Airport (BCN) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN/LEBL)
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
KLM flight KL1670, a Boeing 737-8K2 (PH-BXF) and a Tecnam P2006T (EC-MNG) were involved in an airprox incident near Barcelona Airport, Spain.
KL1670 took off from runway 25L at 11:28 UTC and was performing the standard instrument departure (SID) RNAV1 called OKABI3Q, which consisted of a conventional initial climb to the DOTIS waypoint (to be reached at 3000 ft or above) followed by the RNAV1 procedure. At the time of the incident it was at 8700 ft, climbing to the previously authorised flight level FL190.
The Tecnam aircraft, operated by the European Aviation School of Barcelona as flight EAX303, had taken off from Sabadell airport (LELL) on a flight to Castellón airport (LECH). On board the aircraft were an instructor pilot and a student pilot. At the time of the incident it was at a previously authorised altitude of FL90.
Both aircraft tracks crossed in the airspace of the Barcelona TMA, with the minimum distance between them being 1.3 NM (2,4 km) and 300 ft (90 m). KL1670 had to stop its climb and descended from about 8625 feet to about 8125 feet to avoid the conflict.
Air traffic controllers did not provide traffic information to the aircraft.
Both aircraft continued their flights normally.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-bxf#27db5e83
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-mng#27db5957
CIAIAC Ref. IN-019/2021
https://www.mitma.es/organos-colegiados/ciaiac/investigacion/2021/a-019_2021


Images:

Photo of PH-BXF courtesy AirHistory.net


Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
13 March 2020; (c) Pertti Sipilä


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2021 09:28 harro Added
05-Jun-2021 09:29 harro Updated [Location]
14-Jun-2021 10:02 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2021 11:04 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo]
14-Jun-2021 11:05 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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