Helvetic F100 near Berne on May 24th 2012, loss of separation with a helicopter

Last Update: June 19, 2012 / 17:37:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Helvetic

Flight number
2L-5311

Departure
Kos, Greece

Aircraft Registration
HB-JVH

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

A Helvetic Fokker 100, registration HB-JVH performing flight 2L-5311 from Kos (Greece) to Berne (Switzerland), was on approach to Berne when a loss of separation, described as close encounter, occurred with a medical helicopter on a ferry flight. Both aircraft continued for safe landings.

Switzerland's Accident Investigation Board (SAIB, also known as Swiss BFU) reported the medical helicopter was on a ferry flight maintaining altitude while the Fokker 100 was descending towards Berne when a "Close encounter between a helicopter and an aircraft" occurred at 13:40L (11:40Z).

Radar data show the Fokker 100 descending through FL170 at 11:40Z, no data are available for the helicopter. The Fokker 100 was descending at about 1500-1800 feet per minute until about FL180 then accelerated the descent to about 2500-3000 feet per minute before the rate of descent reduced again to about 1500 feet per minute.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Helvetic

Flight number
2L-5311

Departure
Kos, Greece

Aircraft Registration
HB-JVH

Aircraft Type
Fokker 100

ICAO Type Designator
F100

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