British Airways A319 at Milan on Oct 29h 2016, near collision with light aircraft on final approach

Last Update: February 28, 2017 / 13:55:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-576

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LIML

A British Airways Airbus A319-100, registration G-EUPB performing flight BA-576 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Milan Linate (Italy), was on final approach to Linate's runway 36 descending through 1800 feet at about 12:06L (10:06Z), when an unknown light twin aircraft (squawking VFR Mode A only signifying no TCAS indications or responses) crossed the final approach path reducing the separation between the two aircraft to 0 feet vertically and 400 meters/1300 feet horizontally. The A319 continued for a safe landing on runway 36.

British Airways confirmed the occurrence telling The Aviation Herald: "In accordance with our obligations a report was submitted to the appropriate UK authorities and we have co-operated with investigations conducted by the Italian authorities."

On Feb 28th 2017 Italy's ANSV responded to our inquiry submitted on Feb 24th stating that no investigation was opened into the occurrence.

Metars:
LIML 291220Z 24004KT 200V280 CAVOK 17/11 Q1026 NOSIG=
LIML 291150Z 24004KT 200V280 CAVOK 16/11 Q1027 NOSIG=
LIML 291120Z 21005KT 180V250 CAVOK 15/11 Q1027 NOSIG=
LIML 291050Z 22006KT 190V260 CAVOK 14/10 Q1028 NOSIG=
LIML 291020Z 22006KT 190V270 CAVOK 14/10 Q1028 NOSIG=
LIML 290950Z 23006KT 180V270 CAVOK 13/10 Q1029 NOSIG=
LIML 290920Z 23008KT 180V260 CAVOK 11/10 Q1029 NOSIG=
LIML 290850Z 25006KT 7000 NSC 10/09 Q1029 NOSIG=
LIML 290820Z 24004KT 210V270 7000 NSC 09/09 Q1029 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 29, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-576

Aircraft Registration
G-EUPB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

Airport ICAO Code
LIML

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