Airplanes in close encounter over NY airspace

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    New York (CNN) -- A pair of large passenger jets passed alarmingly close to each other in the busy skies over New York, the FAA said Friday.

    Although the Delta Boeing 747 and Shuttle America Embraer E170 landed safely, the June 13 incident has triggered an FAA investigation, the agency said.

    It happened about 2,000 feet above the borough of Queens, the FAA said, as the 747 Jumbo Jet was approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport and shortly after the E170 had taken off from nearby LaGuardia Airport.

    Both planes were turning away from each other at the point where they "lost the required separation," an FAA spokeswoman said. Delta Air Lines said it was cooperating with the FAA's investigation.

    More: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/21/travel/nyc-jfk-airliners-too-close/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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  2. milchap
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    With the proximity of LGA,EWR,JFK, it is to the credit of ATC that such events are not common.
     
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  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    "At their closest, the two planes were separated by about half a mile horizontally and about 200 feet vertically, the FAA said."

    When they reported the story on the local "news" here, they said they were less than a hundred feet apart.
     
  4. LETTERBOY
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    Since when is an E170 a large passenger jet?
     
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    Ask me the next time I am on a CR2 :)
     
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    Technically an E-170 has always been a large category A/C, but only in the same sense the B-747 is a heavy and the CRJ2/7/9, DH8A/B/C/D, and GLF2/3/4/5/6 are "large" as well.
     
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