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Washington DC, May26, 2013: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said a near-miss occurred around 4 p.m. Friday May 25th  at Washington's Reagan National Airport.  Republic Airlines Flight 3281, an E170regional jet was on final approach, when a military UH-60 helicopter climbed to the same altitude, about 400 feet, as the airplane.  The helicopter climbed to a safer altitude after air traffic controllers advised the pilots of each other's location. The plane aborted its landing and circled around again, landing safely a few minutes later.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the "close call" , according to NBC News.

Editor's Note:  We added the italics. Apparently both the airliner and the helicopter climbed when "advised of each others' position." Visual Flight Rules were in effect, we believe, and the FAA actions seem unusual, and that explains the NTSB investigation.

Windsor Locks, CN May 17, 2013.  Two planes came close to colliding on a runway at Bradley International Airport (Windsor Locks, CN) about 8:10 a.m. on May 17.

US Airways Flight 1509 was cleared for takeoff on Runway 6 and passed through the intersection of Runway 33 as Express Jet 3822 was landing on Runway 33.  An automated runway safety system alerted Express Jet 3822, which was able to turn off Runway 33 onto Taxiway C before reaching the intersection with Runway 6.  The layout is  R15-33 (6,900' long) intersects R6-24 (9,100' long) at about 4,500 feet in the landing R33 direction. Taxiway C is on the near side o R6-24 parallel to R6-24.  The Express Jet's turn onto taxiway C was a near thing for sure as the center of Runway 33 is about 300 feet from the taxiway.

Runway Map http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/BDL_Airport_Diagram.svg
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