Questions tagged [mid-air-collision]

A situation where two or more aircraft collide in-flight, typically resulting in the destruction of all aircraft involved.

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Was the colliding object in the Guadalajara accident ever identified?

In December, four months ago, a 737 landing in Guadalajara apparently hit an object and damaged its nose. At the time it was suggested that it might have been a small drone. Has the object been ...
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How can a Cessna cut the wing of a Boeing?

I read days before about the collision of the flight PSA Flight 182 on September 25, 1978. I was wondering how is it possible that a Cessna 172 can CUT Boeing's 727-214 wing. There is a video with the ...
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What does the correlation between weather and midair collisions tell us?

The FAA's AFH states that "most midair collision accidents occur in good weather", in daylight, and nearby airports/navigation aids. What does this imply? (One obvious explanation to this fact could ...
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How do hot air balloon pilots avoid collisions?

There are many places in the world where hundreds of hot air balloons are flown in close proximity to each other. How do the pilots steer them away from each other to avoid mid-air collisions? Wind ...
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Why couldn't the DHL611 crew hear the ATC transmissions for the Bashkirian 2937 crew?

In the mid-air collision over Uberlingen, why couldn't the DHL611 crew hear the instructions given by the controller to Bashkirian 2937 crew if both aircraft were on the same frequency?
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Why were DHL611 and Bashkirian 2937 on a collision course?

This is about the crash over Lake Constanz/Überlingen on July 1, 2002. The planes were on a collision course, the automated TCAS told one to climb and the other to descend, but air traffic control ...
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Can a mistake of a single air-traffic controller cause a collision between planes?

I am watching season 2 episode 13 of Breaking Bad and in the episode it shows that: an air traffic controller, distraught from his daughter's death, causes a mid-air collision, resulting in ...
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Have there been any cases of collision/airprox of small drones with manned aircraft?

Small civilian mini-drones such as the DJI Phantom or professional surveying drones are becoming increasingly widespread, raising concerns about the potential collision/airprox with manned aircraft (...