We handed very near to a main air disaster in the north of Mauritius in the following -midi very last Friday. An Airbus A380 from Emirates and one Airbus A330 from Air Seychelles practically collided. World wide web consumers followed specifically on the web-site Flight Radar 24 the method of the two aircraft and the tense exchanges with the manage tower of Plaisance.
Emirates A380 traveling EK 703 Dubai – Plaisance techniques Mauritius at an altitude of 40,000 feet. At that time choose off from Plaisance an A330 from Air Seychelles to Mahe (flight HM 054). The two aircraft need to cross at seventeen:07 north of Mauritius. The Placentia controller permitted the A330 to climb to 37,000 feet. The A380 wishing to descend is permitted to reach 380 feet (380 feet) to be certain separation at the crossing. “Licensed to go down stage 360”, solutions the crew of the A380 which obviously did not understand the instruction of the controller. The latter does not record the error but specifies: “Emirates 703 you will be permitted to descend decrease after the crossing manufactured with the Seychelles 054 which goes up to stage 370.” The crew of the A380 mentioned they did not understand and questioned the controller to repeat. The two apparatuses appear nearer with each other. The controller reports to the A330 Seychelles that the A380 descends to stage 380 although the latter has collated 360. The latter confirms: “Move 360.” The controller panics: “You had been permitted stage 380”. In the cockpit of the A330 of Air Seychelles, one sees showing correct in entrance of the A380. “We switch correct straight away, we have the site visitors in sight.”
In the qualifications, we hear the TCAS inform that seems: “site visitors”. TCAS is an lively method that reports any nearby aircraft at a distance ranging from 2.5 to fewer than thirty nautical miles when there is a likely for conflict.
The collision was narrowly prevented. The driver of the A380 quietly confirms that it is at stage 360. The Air Seychelles A330 is at stage 359. Only his correct switch in extremis prevented the collision. Recognizing that they experienced appear near to a disaster, the Mauritian controller proposed to the Air Seychelles crew to stifle the incident. “We've done the correct thing, the trouble arrives from Emirates, we're likely to make a report and you have to make one.” The crew of Emirates will be accountable to the extent that its enterprise will be knowledgeable of the incident.