VIDEO: Runway incursion narrowly avoided at Fort Lauderdale airport

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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Flightglobal.com has obtained a video graphic showing how a near miss occured on Wednesday 11 July between one aircraft taking off and another landing.

Two commercial airplanes carrying a total of 300 passengers came within 100 feet of colliding on a runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this week, prompting an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Air traffic controllers averted the collision between a Delta Air Lines aircraft that was about to land Wednesday afternoon and a United Airlines aircraft on the ground whose pilots mistakenly steered into the path of the Delta plane, said Kathleen Bergen, FAA spokeswoman.

See the video entitled Close call on the runway


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