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Investigation Launched Into Close Call Between Southwest Airlines & FedEx PlanesThe two aircraft reportedly came within 100 ft of one another during the near miss. (simpleflying.com) More...
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Dupe Squawk.. just a different title
I'm really beginning to wonder, sparkie, if some pay attention to posting a Squawk if 1 already exists. Or did FlightAware get rid of that notice while posting?
On a VFR day this might have been a non-issue, but clearing SWA to takeoff with landing traffic inside 3 miles in low vis shows a lack of judgement. I would also question the judgement of the SWA Captain who accepted the clearance knowing the FedEx heavy was at 3 miles. Kudos to the FedEx Captain, who listened to the hairs on the back of his neck and got the hell out of there.
I wondered at that when listening to that, normally a takeoff is cleared if traffic is at a 4 mile final, but 3 miles seems a bit close.
according to news reports,the visibility was not great at the time..however..thank god the fedex pilots pulled up in time..you have to wonder what the atc personnel were thinking...bergstrom is not a huge airport,but its not samll either..
I believe the correct technical term is air-miss. A "near miss" implies they collided because they "nearly missed" each other, but failed to do so.