Tampa to Gatwick Flight - NEAR MISS



There’s this news story about a BA flight 2166 that had
to make a sudden dive to prevent a mid-air collision.

The story in the Evening Standard (London) can be
found here:

thisislondon.co.uk/news/arti … article.do

I think I found the flight log here, but the flight number
seems different, so I’m not sure:

flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW6 … K/tracklog

At about 10 minutes into the flight (7:08 PM), there are
some strange altitude anomolies in the flight log.

What do you think? Is this the flight in question?


Wasn’t this something to do with Gander OAC being down with a power cut and all the eastbound traffic had to go through New York OAC and they couldn’t cope?


Don’t you mean near-hit? :wink:


Thank you, Newark. I was going to tell him that a near miss is a hit.



The actual flight in question was on October 10th.
flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW6 … K/tracklog

You will see the drop at 7:02pm . From what I have read the incident happened at approx 16,500ft.