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Close call in the skies over New York City the FAA reports two planes got within 200 feet of each other last week.
But thankfully both landed safely now investigators say they're trying to figure out how this happened.
More in New York newsroom Laura.
-- sample that was just barely enough air space to go around last week for the two plays they came within a football fields light of each other.
It happened June 13 at 2:40 PM in the skies above New York's John F.
And LaGuardia airports which are about twelve miles apart.
At Delta Airlines Boeing 747 arriving at JFK came dangerously close to a smaller shuttle flight it was taking off from LaGuardia.
And a statement released today the Federal Aviation Administration says.
The two aircraft were turning away from each other at the point where they lost the required separation.
A tower control audio between the air traffic controller and the delta pilot released today show both realized there was a serious problem at hand.
The transcript says the controller is heard saying.
Delta 171 heavy traffic 12 o'clock 1400.
Embraer that's the small plane 16100 feet.
The pilot responds OK we got them on the fish finder here the controller says okay he's -- at 18100 feet.
The voice is really escalate here and the fish finder the pilot is referring to is -- for the equipment used to alert pilots that another plane is in the area and getting close.
The delta flight coming into JFK was a missed approach the pilot was coming around for a second attempt to land.
No word on if that was the cause of a close call -- All right Laura thank you and according to the Transportation Department pilots reported more than 100 close calls in 2011 as -- -- 192010 but for some perspective here.
The FAA report there 85000 flights in the US every day.
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