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Planes Narrowly Avoid Mid Air Collision

Old 04-28-05, 02:26 PM
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Planes Narrowly Avoid Mid Air Collision

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At about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, British West Indies Airlines flight 431 had just taken off from Miami International Airport.

Eleven miles southwest of the airport, air traffic controllers told the pilot to maintain an altitude of 7,000 feet, but he failed to acknowledge the direction and continued to climb, reported NBC Miami station WTVJ.

The BWIA pilot did not realize it, but just above him, at 8,000 feet, American Airlines flight 2198 was preparing to land.

The BWIA 737 was headed for Barbados; the American Airlines 757 was just minutes from completing the journey from Mexico City.

Back at MIA's tower, horrified controllers said they helplessly watched the drama unfold on radar screens.

The planes were so close, some of BWIA's 200 passengers said they could clearly see the logo on the American jet. Both pilots were able to take evasive action to avoid a disaster in the air.

What saved them was TCAS, or the traffic collision and avoidance system, which is on both aircraft. The system is programmed to alert pilots of an impending collision.

The Federal Aviation Administration's investigation will continue for several weeks, according to an FAA spokesperson in Atlanta. Preliminary results show that the BWIA plane did not follow instructions from air traffic controllers.






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Old 04-28-05, 02:28 PM
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I bet he'll be charged w/ FWI (flying while intoxicated).
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Old 04-28-05, 02:33 PM
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Those photos aren't of this actual incident, are they? If so, who took the pics, and why were they so close?
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Old 04-28-05, 02:37 PM
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Those photos aren't of this actual incident, are they? If so, who took the pics, and why were they so close?
It was a 3rd plane!!!!1!

A near mid-air pileup!
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Old 04-28-05, 02:44 PM
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the first pic is a repeat but if you check www.wnbc.com and to the side see of the images in the news
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That's fucked up right there
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