Two Boeing 747s avoided a collision at Chicago O'Hare Airport, USA, by about 8m (26ft), according to an initial assessment by the US National Transportation Safety Board. At 02:08 on 1 April an Air China 747 freighter, taxiing to the cargo terminal after landing on runway 14R, took a wrong turn and taxied back onto the runway into the path of a Korean Air 747-400 taking off with 300 passengers on board. The Korean aircraft, which had already passed decision speed, avoided a collision by banking to the right just after take off, according to Korean Air sources.

Source: Flight International