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A plane of the Colombian airline Avianca flying from Madrid to Bogota was allegedly harassed yesterday by a military aircraft to Venezuela when flying over the airspace of the country with 248 passengers on board, incident nearly causing a collision, reported today means local.
Following what happened, Avianca AV18 decided that flights between Bogota and Barcelona, and AV10, Bogotá-Madrid, do not pass by Venezuelan airspace.
The crew of the Colombian plane contacted Bogota to report the presence of the other aircraft, which followed him so closely that the Avianca plane's TCAS system (acronym for System traffic alert and collision avoidance was activated ), according to Caracol Radio.
The airline has not acted on it, but learned that the incident occurred with a Boeing 787-800 that made Avianca flight 011 between the Spanish capital and Colombia.
The incident with the other plane lasted from 19.00 to 19.30, which was when the Avianca aircraft entered Colombian airspace and the TACS system is automatically deactivated, as could know Efe.
Despite what happened, the plane landed last night in Bogota with its crew and 248 passengers unharmed.
It is according to Caracol Radio, when the event occurred from Bogota bridge to the Control Center Maiquetia Airport in Caracas, where he made sure it did not appear a different aircraft to AVA011 on their radar was established, while radars in Colombia recorded another thing.
why the flight from Madrid, who entered the mainland by Nuevo León (Venezuela) and with a flight plan approved by the aeronautical authorities of that country, was subject to the ban it is also unknown.