Albastar B738 near Paris on Jul 21st 2023, radar contact lost for 20 minutes, loss of separation as result
Last Update: July 27, 2023 / 17:29:46 GMT/Zulu time
An Air France Embraer ERJ-190, registration F-HBLD performing flight AF-1476 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Bilbao,SP (Spain), was enroute at FL350 in close proximity while the B738 was invisible on the radar due to their transponder not transmitting.
The aircraft remained on the ground in Lourdes for 2.5 hours, then departed for the return flight.
The French BEA reported they rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation. While the aircraft was in contact with the air traffic control center Brest radar contact was lost, an Air France Flight (AF-1476) reported they had passed the "lost" flight at the same flight level at less than 3nm distance.
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