KLM B789 and Indigo A320 near Jaipur on Nov 2nd 2016, serious loss of separation

Last Update: November 25, 2016 / 20:09:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-811

Aircraft Registration
PH-BHG

ICAO Type Designator
B789

A KLM Boeing 787-900, registration PH-BHG performing flight KL-811 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was enroute at FL350 cleared to climb to FL370 about 50nm eastsoutheast of Jaipur (India).

An Indigo Airbus A320-200, registration VT-IFO performing flight 6E-977 from Delhi to Bengaluru (India), was cleared to climb to FL350 and was about to level off at FL350 about 50nm eastsoutheast of Jaipur, when both aircraft received TCAS resolution advisories, the A320 descended back to FL340, while the KLM accelerated their climb to FL370. After being clear of conflict the A320 climbed to FL350, both aircraft continued to their destinations for safe landings.

India's DGCA reported the separation reduced to 200 feet vertical and 3.6nm horizontal according to radar data. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.

On Nov 25th 2016 KLM reported that there had indeed been a loss of separation with another flight over India. TCAS activated with a traffic advisory, however, the KLM crew did not receive a resolution advisory. The occurrence is under investigation by India's Authorities, KLM supports the investigation.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
PH-BHG
Country of Registration
Netherlands
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
Legal Basis
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Model / Type
787-9
ICAO Aircraft Type
B789
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Engine Type
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 2, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
KLM

Flight number
KL-811

Aircraft Registration
PH-BHG

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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