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  • Assessment Summary Sheet for UKAB Meeting on 26th April 2017

     

    Total Risk A Risk B Risk C Risk D Risk E
    24 5 5 12 1 1

     

    Airprox

    Aircraft 1

    (Type)

    Aircraft 2

    (Type)

    Airspace

    (Class)

    Cause ICAO Risk
    2016221

    A380

    (CAT)

    G650

    (Civ Comm)

    London TMA

    (A)

    Northolt Radar allowed the G650 pilot to fly into conflict with the A380.

    Contributory: 1. Timing and completeness of the Northolt radar controllers’ handover.

    2. The on-coming Northolt radar controller was distracted.

    Recommendation: HQ Air Command review the tasking, manning and supervision especially during Northolt extended hours operations.

    C
    2016249

    Chinook

    (HQ JHC)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    London FIR

    (G)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the Chinook. C
    2016250

    Chipmunk

    (HQ Air Ops)

    EC145

    (Civ Exec)

    London FIR

    (G)

    A late sighting by the Chipmunk pilot and a possible non-sighting by the EC145 pilot.

    Contributory: 1. The high workload of the Coningsby LARS controller resulted in him neither recognising the potential conflict nor passing Traffic Information to the Chipmunk pilot.

    2. The controllers and Supervisor did not assimilate that the work-load was too high for bandboxed operations.

    C
    2016252

    Chinook

    (HQ JHC)

    PA28

    (Civ Pte)

    London FIR

    (G)

    A late sighting by the Chinook pilot and effectively a non-sighting by the PA28 pilot. C
    2016253

    ASK 13

    (Civ Glider)

    C182

    (Civ Pte)

    London FIR

    (G)

    The C182 pilot flew directly over a promulgated and active gliding site, below the maximum winch launch altitude, and into conflict with the ASK 13. C
    2016254

    DA42

    (Civ Trg)

    PA28

    (Civ Pte)

    Oxford ATZ

    (G)

    Oxford ATC did not integrate the DA42 and PA28.

    Contributory: 1. The OJTI did not sufficiently mentor the trainee or discuss the likely conflict scenario.

    2. The Oxford MATS Part 2 provides inadequate guidance for integration of the NDB/DME099 approach with visual circuit traffic.

    Recommendation: Oxford reviews the integration of traffic conducting instrument approaches and traffic in the visual circuit.

    C
    2016255

    Tutor

    (HQ Air Trg)

    Para-glider

    (Unknown)

    London FIR

    (G)

    A conflict in Class G. B
    2016256

    AlphaJet

    (MOD ATEC)

    P68

    (Civ comm)

    London FIR

    (G)

    The AlphaJet pilot flew into confliction with the P68 despite Traffic Information. B
    2016257  

    A320

    (CAT)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    London TMA

    (A)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the A320. C
    2016258

    R44

    (Civ Trg)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    London TMA

    (A)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the R44. A
    2016259

    ASK 21

    (Civ Glider)

    PA28

    (Civ Pte)

    London FIR

    (G)

    The PA28 pilot flew over an active and promulgated gliding site and into conflict with the winch launching ASK 21. A
    2016260

    S76

    (Civ Trg)

    CRJ2

    (Civ Comm)

    London FIR

    (G)

    The Farnborough controller released the CRJ2 into conflict with the S76.

    Contributory: 1. The Farnborough controller did not comply with the VMC reduced separation criteria in the LoA.

    2. Lack of effective internal and external coordination and communication between the Farnborough and Odiham controllers regarding the departing CRJ2.

    C
    2016261

    Grumman AA1

    (Civ Club)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    London FIR

    (G)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the AA1. A
    2016262

    Hawk

    (HQ Air Trg)                         

    Aviat A1 Husky

    (Civ Pte)                                                  

    LFA/ London FIR

    (G)                                  

    A conflict in Class G resolved by the Hawk pilot. C
    2016263

    B787

    (CAT)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    London TMA

    (A)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the B787. B
    2016264

    EV-97

    (Civ Pte)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    London FIR

    (G)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the EV-97. C
    2016265

    Socata TB20

    (Civ Pte)

    Jodel DR1050

    (Civ Pte)

    London FIR

    (G)

    A conflict in Class G resolved by the Jodel pilot. C
    2016266

    DHC8

    (CAT)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    Manchester TMA

    (A)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the DHC8. C
    2016267

    A319

    (CAT)

    Balloon

    (Unknown)

    London TMA

    (A)

    A conflict in Class A. A
    2016268

    AW189

    (SAR)

    DA42

    (Civ Pte)

    London FIR

    (G)

    A sighting report.

    Contributory: 1. Holding the DA42 at the VRP at low level below a low cloud-base.

    2. Communication issues between the Cardiff controller and the AW189 pilot.

    E
    2016269

    P68

    (Civ Comm)

    Microlight

    (Unknown)

    London FIR

    (G)

    A late sighting by the P68 pilot and a possible late or non-sighting by the microlight pilot. B
    2016270

    A320

    (CAT)

    Drone

    (Unknown)

    London TMA

    (A)

    The drone was flown into conflict with the A320. B
    2016271

    Embraer E190

    (CAT)                                

    Unknown Obj

    (Unknown)

    London TMA

    (A)

    A conflict in Class A. D
    2016273

    Merlin

    (JHC)

    G2 Cabri

    (Civ Trg)

    London FIR

    (G)

    A late sighting by the Merlin crew and a non-sighting by the Cabri pilot. A