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2 Planes Barely Miss Each Other Over New York

They reportedly came within 200 feet of each other in June incident
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2013 12:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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"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. (Read more airplane stories.)

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