Event Details


Title:AIRPOX incident, Boeing 747-436, G-BNLM and Airbus A300-600, A6-EKF, 15 April 1996
Micro summary:An AIRPROX incident occurred when one aircraft was carrying out a missed approach procedure, and another, which had recently taken off from the same airport, were in confliction.
Event Time:1996-04-15 at 1841 UTC
File Name:1996-04-15-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/C96/4/5
Pages:5
Site of event:London Heathrow Airport
First AirplaneSecond Airplane
Departure:London Heathrow Airport, London, England, United KingdomUnknown
Destination:UnknownLondon Heathrow Airport, London, England
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 747-436Airbus A300-600
Flight Phase:TakeoffMissed Approach
Registration(s):G-BNLMA6-EKF
Operator(s):British AirwaysEmirates
Type of flight:RevenueRevenue
Occupants:305238
Fatalities:00
Serious Injuries:00
Minor/Non-Injured:305238
Other Injuries:00
Executive Summary:An AIRPROX incident occurred when one aircraft was carrying out a missed approach procedure, and another, which had recently taken off from the same airport, were in confliction.

Before the incident London Heathrow Airport was using Runway 27 Right (27R) for departures and Runway 27 Left (27L) for arrivals. The surface wind was 180/5 kt, 8 km visibility and QNH 1022 mb. At 1836 hrs, an Airbus A310 landing on Runway 27L was observed to have smoke coming from its main undercarriage, possibly due to a burst tyre on landing. The Arrivals Controller asked its crew to clear the runway to the right, to hold clear and to await a landing gear inspection. While this was being carried out the runway was checked for possible debris. The following aircraft on the approach, an Airbus A300-600, had by this time reached a distance of two miles from touchdown and its crew was instructed to carry out the missed approach procedure, climbing on the runway heading to 1500 feet. The pilot of the next aircraft on the approach was then asked to confirm that he could see the departures Runway (27R). He was then told to change his approach and land on that runway.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Airspace - Air Proximity
Operations - Airspace - Air Traffic Control
Operations - Airspace - TCAS

 




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