Tampa to Gatwick Flight - NEAR MISS


#1

So,

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?


#2

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?


#3

Don’t you mean near-hit? :wink:


#4

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


#5

fdalton

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.