Incident at Vicinity of Varadero International Airport (Cuba) (TCAS alert)


1996-02-03: The Canada 3000 A320 had departed Varadero and was cleared to 5,000 feet and to intercept the 013 radial. The Royal L-1011 was inbound to Varadero on the 013 radial at 6,000 feet and was cleared for the VOR/DME approach to runway 24 via the 11 DME arc. The Royal L-1011 crew began their descent to join the arc at 5,000 feet. As the aircraft approached 5,500 feet, the crew received a call from ATC asking for their altitude. At the same time, they saw the Canada 3000 A-320 and started a left turn to avoid it. The crew of the A-320 received a TCAS RA warning of the traffic 600 feet above. The crew had visual contact with the l-1011 approximately one-half of a mile away. Ops. impact -- unknown. From a TSB Initial Notification.


CADORS Number 1996O0110
Occurrence Type Incident
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Occurred At 1996-02-03 - 16:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Republic of Cuba, Caribbean, National Capital Region (NCR), Vicinity of Varadero International Airport (Cuba)
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Categories Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions
Events TCAS alert

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