A319 (N306NV) & C337 (N370SD), St Petersburg-Clearwater USA, 29 April 2021

A319 (N306NV) & C337 (N370SD), St Petersburg-Clearwater USA, 29 April 2021

Publication info
Author
NTSB USA
Category
Accident Reports Loss of Separation Human Factors
Date of publication
29/09/2023
Date for review
01/02/2050

On 29 April 2021, the crew of an Airbus A319 which had just taken off from runway 18 at St Petersburg saw a Cessna M337 about to cross their intended track close to the same height and levelled off to ensure they passed beneath it achieving a 100 feet separation. The conflict was attributed to the controller’s general loss of situational awareness and his failure to properly scan airspace in the vicinity of the airport. The Cessna 337 pilot’s failure to fly at the standard circuit height or track downwind at the standard distance from the runway was deemed contributory.

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