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New details emerging today about a close call in the skies above New York City the FAA says two planes loaded with passengers.
Came we need to close to one another.
Laura Ingle has the details in our newsroom Laura -- -- well we're still waiting to find out exactly how close these two planes came to one another but.
One thing is for sure it's also not to involve the FAA we know.
This is not good.
The incident happened June 13 at 2:40 PM in the skies above New York's John F.
Kennedy and LaGuardia airports which -- about twelve miles apart from each -- -- see here on the map.
A Delta Airlines Boeing 747 arriving at JFK came dangerously close to a Shuttle America Embraer 170.
Taking off from LaGuardia.
In a statement released today the Federal Aviation Administration says the two aircraft.
We're turning away from each other at the point where they lost the required separation.
Both aircraft landed safely.
Tower control audio between air traffic controller and delta pilot released today gives us a glimpse into the moment when the problem was -- The controller is heard on the tape saying.
-- 171 heavy traffic 12 o'clock 1400.
Feet Embraer 16100 feet.
The pilot responds OK we've got them on the fish finder here the controller says okay he's -- at 18100 feet.
Now the fish finder the pilot is referring to its line for the equipment used to alert pilots that another plane is in the area and getting close.
FAA regulations require that commercial planes be separated by at least three miles or 1000 feet.
Air transportation experts say these types of air proximity incidents are routinely investigated by the FAA.
According to the Department of Transportation there were 102 pilot reported near midair collisions and 2011 and as many as ninety and one in ten.
It does happen but of course you never want to hear about these sorts of things going on we'll get some more details when we get -- now you really don't know don't wanna hear about getting us.
I share again if you're the one thing of engine cover when I'm terrified of the plane going down that is you have a better chance of being killed by a donkey.
And he -- going down a plane crash it's the only stat that makes you feel any better when I wonder about the next time I mean that is I'll worry about that he got right.
-- -- look all right thanks thing.
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