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Near Collision Averted at JFK

The NY Times has a good article explaining how an ABX Air DC-8 cargo jet came within 50 feet of colliding with an Israir 767 on July 6 at JFK. Reminiscent of one of the worst air disasters in history, the 1977 collision of a Pan Am 747 and a KLM 747, the Israir jet taxied onto an active runway as the cargo jet was taking off. The cargo plane’s pilot acted quickly, and was able to clear the 767 that had encroached on his runway. A miracle, basically.

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