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Close Call: Planes Nearly Collide Over NYC

There was a scary situation above New York City a week ago when two planes came dangerously close to colliding, Laura Ingle reported on America Live this afternoon.

Here's more from Associated Press:

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport came close to a Shuttle America Embraer E170 departing from LaGuardia Airport at around 2:40 p.m. on June 13, the FAA said in a statement Friday.

The planes were about a half-mile apart horizontally and 200 feet vertically, the FAA said. The required separation is 3 miles horizontally or a thousand feet vertically.

The FAA said the aircraft were "turning away from each other at the point where they lost the required separation." Both aircraft landed safely.

 

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