On his radar screen, an approach controller at Schiphol saw that a Su-26, which was flying south along the coast at an altitude of 900 feet, had started climbing. It then flew for a brief moment into the terminal control are (TMA) of Schiphol, which has a lower limit of 1,500 feet. At the same time, an Airbus A319 – which was flying north at 2,000 feet in the TMA – turned right at Castricum to set up for a southbound approach to Schiphol. According to the radar information, both aircraft appeared to be about to intersect one another at roughly the same altitude (about 2,000 feet). The air traffic controller warned the crews of the two aircraft, and the Su-26 started to descend. The crew of the A319 continued the flight as planned. As the A319 was flying through cloud, the crew did not see the Su-26. They also stated that they had not seen a TCAS warning.

The report can be found in the Quarterly Report Aviation for the third quarter of 2016.

Quarterly Aviation Report 3rd quarter 2016

In this quarterly report aviation you will find information about all serious incidents and accidents with aircraft that have been reported in the third quarter of 2016 to the Dutch Safety Board, the investigations that have been started and which reports are published.

Investigation data

Theme Aviation

Start date research

Publication date report

Type Shortened Investigation

Status Completed

Phase Publication in quarterly report