Indigo A320 and Emirates B773 near Raipur on Jan 28th 2018, ATC descends A320 into conflict, contradicts TCAS RA
Last Update: February 8, 2018 / 16:23:17 GMT/Zulu time
An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EPJ performing flight EK-353 from Singapore (Singapore) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at FL300 on a crossing flight trajectory. Both aircraft received TCAS resolution advisories and followed the resolution advisories until being clear of conflict. Both aircraft continued their journeys to their destinations for safe landings.
India's DGCA reported ATC cleared flight 6E-334 to descend to FL250 through the level of EK-353. Both aircraft received and complied with TCAS resolution advisories, the minimum separation reduced to 700 feet vertical and 1nm lateral. Both crews reported the TCAS RA to ATC, the Emirates crew called the TCAS RA for a total of three times, however, ATC still instructed 6E-334 to descend at FL305 contrary to TCAS resolution advisory instructions. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.
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