airprox


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airprox

(ˈɛəˌprɒks)
n
a near collision between two or more aircraft
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The report from the Airprox Board, who investigate near misses, said: "A collision was only avoided by providence." They declared it a Category A incident.
A report by the UK Airprox Board put the incident in the most serious risk category.
The shocking close call was the second high speed air miss investigated by the UK Airprox Board on the same day in June.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the latest report from the UK Airprox Board (UKAB), which covers the first six months of 2008, has been published.
The UK Airprox Board is investigating the near misses - known as airprox incidents - in a bid to discover how close Tyneside came to witnessing a disaster.
The inquiry rated the incident as the most serious of its kind ( a class A Airprox, where there was a real risk of collision.
Airprox, or aircraft proximity, reports are logged with the CAA after incidents which are judged to have put the safety of an aircraft at risk.
There were 181 reported airprox (aircraft proximity) incidents in 2003, compared with 221 in 2002, the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) said.
Details of the incidents came in a report from the UK Airprox (aircraft proximity) Board.
The UK Airprox Board, which investigates near misses, said the aircraft was travelling at around 150mph just over three miles from the airport.
The error was made by a controller "during a period of high workload", the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) said.
The UK Airprox Board, who investigate near misses, gave their highest rating of "serious risk of collision".