posted on Dec, 28 2017 @ 04:02 AM
An EgyptAir A300-600F flying from Ostend to Cairo was involved in a serious near miss incident with an Air France A320, in January of this year. The
A300 was advised that the A320 would pass from their right to left, ahead of and above them, and were ordered to level off at 21,000 feet. The crew
read back the instructions, but continued to climb. The captain actually increased the climb rate to 3500 ft/min.
As the A300 passed 21,300 feet their TCAS ordered the crew to descend, while the A320 crew received a climb instruction. The A320 began the required
1500 ft/min climb, while the A300 slowed their climb rate, and never began to descend. They were still climbing when the A320 passed 1.2 nm ahead, and
only 522 feet above the A300. At the closest point of approach they were estimated to be 0.69 nm, and 427 feet apart.