British Airways A320 at Zurich on May 29th 2012, loss of separation in initial climb
Last Update: June 19, 2012 / 17:21:33 GMT/Zulu time
At the same time a helicopter, which had departed Zurich and was climbing through about 500 feet AGL, substantially slowed its climb for about 30 seconds.
Both aircraft continued to their destinations for safe landings.
The Swiss Accident Investigation Board (SAIB), also known as BFU Switzerland, reported the loss of separation as "close encounter between a helicopter and an airliner both departing on their standard instrument departure."
An investigation has been opened.
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