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NTSB probes midair near-collision

Didd you notice we didn't call this incident a "near miss?" The planes didn't nearly miss each other. They missed each other. It was almost a collison, a total disaster off the Jersey shore on Jan. 20. An American widebodied 777 jet enroute from New York JFK to Brazil came within a mile of two Air Force cargo planes headed to McGuire AFB in central Jersey. The incident represents a serious problem of shared and congested airspace around major metro areas. Read more about it and the NTSB investigation here.

NTSB probes midair near-collision

Didd you notice we didn't call this incident a "near miss?" The planes didn't nearly miss each other. They missed each other. It was almost a collison, a total disaster off the Jersey shore on Jan. 20. An American widebodied 777 jet enroute from New York JFK to Brazil came within a mile of two Air Force cargo planes headed to McGuire AFB in central Jersey. The incident represents a serious problem of shared and congested airspace around major metro areas. Read more about it and the NTSB investigation here.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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