FAA investigating mid-air incident

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident involving two planes in the skies over Ottawa, Illinois, Sunday.

An American Airlines jet bound for O'Hare from Arkansas came within 1,500 feet vertical and 4 miles horizontal of a plane for skydivers.

A collision avoidance alarm sounded in the American airlines jet and the pilot made sure the planes did not collide.

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