FAA Probes Near-Collision Above New York Airports

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Reuters
Two airliners nearly collided above New York airports earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the incident, said on Friday.

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Two airliners nearly collided above New York airports earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the incident, said on Friday.

The near-collision occurred at about 2:40 p.m. on June 13 when a Delta Air Lines Inc Boeing 747 arriving at John F. International Airport's Runway 4L "lost the required amount of separation with a Shuttle America Embraer E170" taking off from LaGuardia Airport's Runway 13, the FAA said in a statement.

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

The planes were a half-mile (800 meters) apart horizontally and 200 feet (60 meters) vertically, the FAA said.

Shuttle America is a unit of Republic Airways Holdings Inc .

The agency said the Delta plane was cleared at the Kennedy runway, but the pilot decided not to complete the landing, which is a standard procedure known as a "missed approach."