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
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.
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