Arkefly B763 near Amsterdam on Mar 3rd 2014, near collision with weather balloon

Last Update: March 4, 2014 / 21:42:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Arkefly

Flight number
OR-363

Destination
Curacao

Aircraft Registration
PH-AHQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An Arkefly Boeing 767-300, registration PH-AHQ performing flight OR-363 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Curacao (Netherlands Antilles), was climbing through FL100 out of Amsterdam's runway 18L when the crew reported they had just missed a weather balloon by about 4 meters just over Valkenburg (Naval Air Base), located about 15nm southwest of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Departure therefore advised the subsequent departures of the weather balloon. The Arkefly Boeing 767 continued the flight to Curacao for a safe landing across the Atlantic.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Arkefly

Flight number
OR-363

Destination
Curacao

Aircraft Registration
PH-AHQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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