Posted: 9:35 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013
By Rick Couri
This wasn’t a near miss, it was a neat hit.
The FAA is now confirming a Delta 747 and Shuttle America Embraer came very close to each other over New York City on June 13th.
The statement says the Delta plane “lost the required amount of separation” with the other plane near LaGuardia Airport.
They continued “the two aircraft were turning away from each other at the point where they lost the required separation. Both aircraft landed safely.”
The report says the Delta plane had a problem on approach and found itself going the same direction as the Shuttle plane.
Some reports say the aircraft were within 100 feet of each other but the FAA won’t confirm that.
The FAA continues to investigate the incident.