The FAA is investigating an incident in which two planes came frighteningly close to one another in the air over New York City, NBC 4 reports. The June 13 incident occurred when a Delta 747 missed its approach at JFK airport and circled around again—in the process running afoul of a Shuttle America regional jet that was just taking off from LaGuardia. The two planes were, at one point, only 200 feet apart, a federal official says.
"The two aircraft were turning away from each other at the point where they lost the required amount of separation," the FAA said in a statement. It's unclear why the Delta plane missed its landing in the first place.