Serious incident Boeing 737-823 (WL) N926NN,
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Date:Sunday 13 December 2020
Time:21:09 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-823 (WL)
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N926NN
MSN: 33321/4451
Year of manufacture:2013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:490 km NNE of Caracas, Venezuela -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Grenada-Point Saline International Airport (GND/TGPY)
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Air France flight AF480, a Boeing 777-300ER (F-GZNN) and American Airlines flight AA1546, a Boeing 737-800 (N926NN) where involved in a serious airprox incident in Venezuelan Airspace over the Caribbean Sea.
Flight AA1546 had departed from Point Salines, Grenada, at 20:27 UTC, bound for Miami, USA. The aircraft climbed to the cruising altitude of FL380.
Meanwhile flight AF480 was en route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, to Lima Airport, Peru at FL360. After crossing the KIKER waypoint into the Maiquetia FIR the aircraft began to climb to FL380.
A TCAS Resolution Advisory subsequently alerted both flights. Avoiding action was undertaken and both flights continued safely to their destinations.



Revision history:

16-Jan-2021 09:13 harro Added
16-Jan-2021 09:14 harro Updated [Photo]

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