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Sri Lankan Airlines UL 504 avoids biggest possible mid-air collision with British Airways

Colombo, June 15 (DailyMirror) – UL 504, flying from London to Colombo landed on the BIA final afternoon, avoiding its greatest attainable mid-air collision with a British Airways flight whereas in Turkish airspace, the Day by day Mirror learns.

Sources aware of the incident stated that the flight carrying 275 passengers on board and a crew, had entered the Turkish Airspace of Ankara after leaving Heathrow en path to Colombo when Ankara air management knowledgeable the UL pilot to climb to 35,000 ft from the 33,000 ft they have been flying at.

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If the UL captain had climbed to the requested top, the UL flight would have confronted a mid-on collision with the British Airways flight,

The UL pilot and crew who had been vigilant had detected a British Airways flight simply 15 miles away from them flying at 35,000 ft and knowledgeable the air visitors management at Ankara that there was a flight already above.

The British Airways flight which was on its approach to Dubai after which Singapore had left Heathrow simply shortly after the UL flight had taken off.

After checking, the Ankara air visitors management had knowledgeable the UL Captain that they’d not detected any flight at 35,000 ft on their radar and the UL flight was cleared to climb. The pilot who by that point had detected the British Airways flight on the flight’s radar had not climbed and knowledgeable the Ankara air visitors management as soon as once more to test.

It was solely minutes later that the air visitors had responded urgently informing the UL flight to not climb as there was already a flight proper above at 35,000 ft.

If the UL captain had climbed to the requested top, the UL flight would have confronted a mid-on collision with the British Airways flight, because it was flying at a quicker pace than the UL flight.

Upon touchdown on the BIA the passengers safely disembarked from the flight together with the crew however a report on the incident was filed.

The lives of 275 passengers on UL504, its crew members, and the lives of passengers on the British Airways flight and its crew members have been saved because of the vigilance and powerful decision-making of the Chief Pilot of UL 504. (Jamila Husain)

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