FAA investigating jets' near-miss close to Bush airport

FAA investigating jets' near-miss close to Bush airport

POSTED: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 6:14am

At their closest, the two airliners were about 0.87 miles apart

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a recent near-miss between airliners in the skies near Bush Intercontinental Airport.

On May 9, an air traffic controller radioed the pilot of United Flight 601 to make a right turn after takeoff.The controller then noticed the Airbus A320 was veering into airspace normally reserved for a different runway.

United Flight 437 had just taken off from that runway, according to the FAA. The two airliners were about 2 miles southeast of the airport.

To read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/FAA-investigating-jets-near-miss-close-to-Bush-5500100.php

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