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FAA investigates close call between small plane, jetliner at OIA

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a close call at Orlando International Airport.

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The incident occurred last month and involved a single-engine Cessna and a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 that crossed paths shortly after taking off from nearby runways.


The Cessna pilot noticed the 757 and steered clear.

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The FAA sent Channel 9 a statement, saying in part “The closest proximity between the two aircraft was about three-tenths of a mile horizontally, and 500-feet vertically.”

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The pilots of both aircraft reported having the other in sight.

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