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    <P><BR>The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has stopped short of criticising US Air Force operating procedures in UK airpace, but has made a series of observations in the light of an air miss incident involving a British Airways Embraer ERJ-145 last year. <BR><BR>Two Boeing F-15E Eagles based at RAF Lakenheath were on a training mission when they passed below the ERJ-145 (G-EMBE), operated by BA CitiExpress, within around 1,000m (3,300ft) lateral separation. Vertical separation had not been established. The incident occurred on 27 January 2005 at 11:35 near London Luton airport. The CitiExpress aircraft had 35 people on board. <BR><BR>In its report, the AAIB said "general confusion" between military air traffic control and the US crew lead to the F-15Es passing too close to the aircraft. The two F-15Es were flying at flight level 210 (21,000ft/7,000m), above the level at which they had been cleared to fly and one aircraft passed within 0.53nm (980m) of the regional jet. "Be

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