A particularly severe incident which could have led to two planes crashing over Paphos International Airport took place on January 7, 2015 according to the findings of the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
The event took place at 3pm on the day, and involved an Easy Jet Airbus A320-214, which was flying from London to Paphos. On the plane were 157 passengers and a six-member crew.
A series of wrongful handlings by the pilot led to the automatic activation of collision avoidance systems, to prevent the plane from crashing on the ground. As a result the plane ascended to an altitude much higher than that given by the Air Traffic Controllers at the Paphos Airport.
Another plane was flying at similar altitude, which prompted once again the automatic activation of collision avoidance systems, to prevent the collision of the two planes and avoid the worst.