Airprox Incident Saab 340B HB-AKL, Thursday 16 May 1996
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Date:Thursday 16 May 1996
Time:07:11 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 340B
Registration: HB-AKL
MSN: 340B-215
Year of manufacture:1990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:12 km north of Sigmaringen -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nürnberg - EDDN
Destination airport:Zürich - LSZH
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crossair flight 571 from Nürnberg to Zürich, nearly collided mid-air with CSA flight 584, a Tupolev Tu-154 (OK-UCF,) en route from Prague to Zürich.

The incident occurred because the air traffic controller cleared an aircraft to descend to a flight level that had not yet been vacated by an intersecting aircraft that was also descending.
Contributing to the incident were:
- Overlap of labels on the radar screen;
- excessively high descent rate of the CSA aircraft;
- low descent rate of the Crossair aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


BFU Switzerland

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 December 1993 HB-AKC Crossair 0 Berne-Belp Airport (BRN) min
Runway excursion
21 January 2016 SE-LJS* NextJet 0 near Lycksele (LYC) min
Engine failure

Revision history:

02-Sep-2010 02:51 Alpine Flight Added
17-May-2021 07:33 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]

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