Event Details

Title:AIRPROX, Embraer EMB-145EU vs. Two McDonnell Douglas F-15Es
Micro summary:An altitude bust by a flight of F-15Es puts an Embraer at risk.
Event Time:2005-01-27 at 1135 UTC
File Name:2005-01-27-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/C2005/01/05
Site of event:Between EBOTO and SIVDA at FL210
First AirplaneSecond Airplane
Departure:UnknownRAF Lakenheath, Lakenheath, England
Destination:UnknownRAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales
Airplane Type(s):Embraer EMB-145EUMcDonnell Douglas F-15E (2)
Flight Phase:CruiseCruise
Operator(s):BA ConnectUnited States Air Force
Type of flight:RevenueMilitary
Serious Injuries:00
Other Injuries:00
Executive Summary:The aircraft commander reported seeing a military fighter aircraft pass close in front of him whilst his aircraft was cruising on Airway P155 at FL210. The conflicting aircraft was later identified as one of a pair of United States Air Force F15E ‘Eagle’ aircraft diverting from RAF Lakenheath to RAF Valley. The military aircraft were both low on fuel and were diverting due to poor weather and air traffic delays at Lakenheath. They had climbed above their cleared level and one aircraft passed within 0.53 nm of the aircraft on the airway. It has not been possible to determine the vertical separation during the ‘Airprox’ encounter.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Airspace - Air Proximity
Operations - Altitude Excursion
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