Ethiopian Airlines Flight in Near Collision, Flightradar 24 Says

  • ET585 almost crashed with NO252 last week, website says

  • Ethiopian air-traffic controllers had been on strike in August

By Nizar Manek, 6 September 2018
(Bloomberg) --
An Ethiopian Airlines Group flight almost had a mid-air collision with a Neos SpA plane in Kenyan airspace last week, according to tracking website Flightradar 24.
ET858 “narrowly avoided” NO252 at 37,000 feet, the flight tracker said on Twitter. NO252 is the flight between Zanzibar in Tanzania, Kenya’s resort city of Mombasa and Verona, while ET858 is Ethiopian Airline’s route from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Addis Ababa, the Horn of African nation’s capital.
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