FedEx planes get too close

by Jon Surmacz on February 29, 2008

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what it is calling a serious air traffic control error at the Memphis airport last week. Two planes with similar flight numbers, 527 and 257, flew dangerously close to one another after take-off from separate runways. “Those airplanes were extremely close together and that’s just seconds away from the two of them hitting,” Ron Carpenter, local president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, told the Associated Press.

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