Easyjet A20N and Go2Sky B738 at Palma Mallorca on Oct 4th 2021, loss of separation, TCAS advisory

Last Update: October 5, 2021 / 20:52:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2271

Aircraft Registration
G-UZHV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

Airport ICAO Code
LEPA

An Easyjet Airbus A320-200N, registration G-UZHV performing flight U2-2271 from London Luton,EN (UK) to Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain), was on approach to Palma Mallorca maintaining 3000 feet about 14nm southwest of Palma Mallorca over the Bay of Palma.

A Go2Sky Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Corendon Airlines, registration OM-GTF performing flight XR-2222 from Hanover (Germany) to Palma Mallorca,SP (Spain) was on approach to Palma Mallorca about 14nm southwest of Palma Mallorca over the Bay of Palma.

With both aircraft maintaining 3000 feet MSL the horizontal distance between the aircraft reduced to 1.5nm on converging flight tracks at 07:25:07Z according to ADS-B data, TCAS issued resolution advisories prompting the Easyjet to climb to 4000 feet and the Go2Sky to descend to 2000 feet.

After being clear of conflict the Boeing continued for a safe landing on Palma's runway 06L, the Airbus in the meantime climbed up to FL080 and landed on Palma's runway 24L about 25 minutes after the TCAS resolution.

A Listener on frequency reported the crews of OM-GTF and G-UZHV reported TCAS resolutions while over the Bay of Palma.

The captain of the Go2Sky Boeing told The Aviation Herald, that there was a TCAS Traffic Advisory, however, no Resolution Advisory, instead ATC corrected the loss of separation, when the Easyjet turned off the localizer unexpectedly possibly due to thunderstorms in the approach path to runways 24 and thus in the missed approach path and 24 knots tailwind at the final approach fix runway 06. The Boeing was instructed to turn onto a heading of 259 degrees and to descend to 2000 feet, the Airbus was instructed to climb to 4000 feet.

Metars:
LEPA 040900Z 31005KT 240V020 9999 FEW018 BKN058 19/15 Q1015 NOSIG=
LEPA 040830Z 28005KT 240V340 9999 FEW018 BKN058 19/16 Q1015 NOSIG=
LEPA 040800Z 25008KT 220V290 9999 FEW018 FEW020CB BKN058 17/15 Q1015 RERA NOSIG=
COR LEPA 040730Z VRB01KT 8000 RA FEW018 FEW020CB BKN058 18/16 Q1014 TEMPO 4000 TS=
LEPA 040700Z VRB01KT 9999 FEW018 BKN058 18/16 Q1014 NOSIG=
LEPA 040630Z 10003KT 050V140 9999 FEW018 BKN058 18/16 Q1013 NOSIG=
LEPA 040600Z 07007KT 9999 FEW018 BKN058 18/16 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 TSRA FEW020CB=
COR LEPA 040530Z 34007KT 310V030 9000 -RA FEW018 BKN058 18/16 Q1012 TEMPO 4000 TSRA FEW020CB=
LEPA 040510Z 29009KT 260V330 9999 RA VCTS FEW018 FEW024CB SCT058 19/15 Q1013 NOSIG=
LEPA 040500Z 32008KT 280V010 9999 VCTS FEW018 FEW024CB SCT058 20/14 Q1013 NOSIG=
LEPA 040430Z 35009KT 320V020 9999 FEW018 SCT060 20/15 Q1012 NOSIG=
LEPA 040400Z 33018KT 300V360 9999 FEW018 SCT056 20/15 Q1011 NOSIG=
LEPA 040330Z 33011KT 300V360 9999 FEW018 SCT056 21/16 Q1010 NOSIG=
LEPA 040300Z 33016G26KT 9999 FEW018 SCT056 21/15 Q1011 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 4, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Easyjet

Flight number
U2-2271

Aircraft Registration
G-UZHV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

Airport ICAO Code
LEPA

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