KLM B738 and light aircraft at Barcelona on May 28th 2021, loss of separation

Last Update: June 14, 2021 / 13:42:31 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1670

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A KLM Boeing 737-800, registration PH-BXF performing flight KL-1670 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 82 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Barcelona's runway 25L cleared to follow the RNAV1 standard instrument departure OKABI3Q and climb to FL190, when the crew needed to stop the climb at 8700 feet.

A Tecnam P2006 carrying a student pilot and the instructor departing out of Barcelona's Sabadell Airport bound for Castellon,SP (Spain) had been cleared to climb to FL090.

Spain's CIAIAC reported both aircraft came into conflict with the separation reducing to 300 feet vertical and 1.3nm horizontal. PH-BXF needed to stop the climb and descend to avoid the conflict. Air Traffic Controllers had not provide traffic information. There were no injuries and no damage. The CIAIAC have opened an investigation.

ADSB data show the B738 reached 8700 feet and descended to 8100 feet during the encounter about 8nm southwest of Barcelona Airport before continuing to climb.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 28, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-1670

Aircraft Registration
PH-BXF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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