Qantas Planes In Near Miss Over Darwin

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  1. rwoman
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    Sky News: Qantas Planes In Near Miss Over Australian City

    800 ft seems a bit too close! Glad technology worked to avoid an accident.

    :)

     
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    For context: 1,000 feet would probably have been legal separation.
     
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    Either way, I think I'd be a bit nervous... ;)
     
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    1,000 feet has long been the standard separation in a stack, for example. It's the standard separation now across the main airliner flight levels across the Atlantic, across Europe, across North America, and across great swathes of the rest of the world.

    Although I bet that this is something that the journalist either didn't know at all, or deliberately omitted to say in order to create a shock! horror! effect.
     
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    To quote the late, great George Carlin: "It's a near hit. A collision is a near miss. Look, they nearly missed. Yes, but not quite." :D
     

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