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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

FAA Changes Urged After 5 Near Airline Collisions

A Virgin America flight prepares to land at McCarran International Airport, March 2012, in Las Vegas. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

A Virgin America flight prepares to land at McCarran International Airport, March 2012, in Las Vegas. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued recommendations to the Federal Aviation Agency to change its air traffic control procedures.

The NTSB found that current rules for planes that abort a landing create “hazardous conflicts and introduce unnecessary collision risk.”

The NTSB investigated five near mid-air collisions at commercial airports and found that the rules create the possibility for mid-air collisions and leave pilots without any guidance from air-traffic control.

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is considered at especially high risk because of its angled runways that allow flights taking off simultaneously to cross.

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