(RoyalPatriot.com )- Two planes nearly collided in Texas. The incident took place at around 6:40 a.m. on Saturday.
According to a statement released by the FAA that was distributed by the Associated Press, “The pilot of the FedEx jet abandoned the landing and commenced a climb out.”
According to a report from KVUN, the first evaluation made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that an air traffic controller had permitted a Southwest aircraft to use the runway shortly before a FedEx jet was expected to arrive.
At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, a FedEx cargo carrier and a Southwest Airlines flight were both given clearance to use a runway simultaneously, which caused the FedEx plane to have to make a course adjustment.
An email sent to the AP by a FedEx official acknowledged the existence of “an occurrence right before landing,” which the pilot had “encountered.”
According to the data provided by FlightAware, the Southwest aircraft landed at its final destination of Cancun, Mexico, at 9:47 in the morning.
The Austin American-Statesman reported, regarding data provided by FlightAware on arrivals and departures, that a FedEx aircraft “circled the airport and finally landed in Austin at 6:51 a.m.”
According to KXAN, the FAA is now investigating the incident.
Additionally, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declared in a tweet that it was investigating “a probable runway incursion and overflight” that occurred at the airport and “included jets from Southwest Airlines and FedEx.”
Last month at JFK International Airport in New York, a JetBlue jet set to leave for Puerto Rico “clipped another aircraft.” This was a terrifying near miss. Fortunately, the second aircraft was unoccupied, and no casualties.
A famous George Carlin comedy routine questions the accuracy of softening the language by calling these occurrences a “near miss.”
These are “near hits.”