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Offline jedgar

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Near miss over my house in Brooklyn?
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:07:44 PM »
Yikes, sitting in my back yard sipping a beer in Williamsburg and two 737s (one was air canada) came well within 1000 feet of each other. Granted hard to judge but boy I've never seen two planes that big cross that close.



Offline JetScan1

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Re: Near miss over my house in Brooklyn?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 07:44:11 PM »
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two 737s (one was air canada) came well within 1000 feet of each other.

Listening to the archived logs from LGA (Tower and Approach - 127.300). Around 3:55pm EDT (1955 UTC) Air Canada 714 an A320 did a missed approach to runway 22 at LGA due tailwind limitations, instructed to climb to 2000 then 3000 feet, then handed off to departure on 127.300. On initial contact while level at 3000 they were advised of traffic a Boeing 737, Southwest 1815, at 12 o'clock 5 miles level at 4000. When they were a mile apart the controller pointed out the Air Canada A320 to the Southwest crew. There is no indication on the recording that either aircraft had deviated from their respective assigned altitude. So it appears they passed each other with the required 1000 foot separation.

Interestingly around the same time on 127.300 an Endeaver (Delta Connection) CRJ-900 descending to 5000 feet reported a TCAS "RA" (Resolution Advisory) due to a Cirrus level at 4500 feet. The Cirrus was being worked by the same controller and was pointed out to the CRJ crew when they were cleared to 5000. Sounds like they passed within a couple of miles with the required 500 foot separation (Class B, IFR-VFR).

The Approach Controller sounded like he was doing a great job. Just another day in New York airspace.

JS

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