facebook
twitter
search
search

FAA investigating near-miss over New York

June 21, 2013 at 5:09 PM

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Federal authorities are investigating a near-miss between a jumbo jet and a smaller plane over New York City, officials said.

A Delta Airlines Boeing 747 arriving at Kennedy Airport and a Shuttle America Embraer E170 leaving LaGuardia Airport came within 100 feet of each other June 13, NBC News reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the incident, said the Delta plane "lost the required amount of separation" with the Shuttle America plane.

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

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Hyon Yong Chol disparaged Kim Jong Un prior to execution, analyst says
Officials debate 'when to suspend' search for missing Florida boys
In Khamenei Tweet, man resembling Obama holds gun to head
U.S. officials, Boeing believe wreckage likely from missing Malaysian jet
Gangs in El Salvador kill at least six bus drivers to intimidate government