Sunday, January 29, 2006

A Near Mid-Air Collision? You Decide

A photographer captured this dramatic photograph over East London yesterday. He started taking photos of the DHL and Japan Airlines jets, he said, "after seeing the planes apparently coming together 'on a collision course'."

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But a spokesman for DHL said photographs could be "incredibly deceptive".

"In the picture, they look like they are close together but it doesn't mean they are. And in fact they were not," he said . . .

. . . The spokesman said there was no question that either aircraft had strayed from its proper path, which should mean there was a distance of some two and a half miles between them.

The planes both landed safely at Heathrow Airport with no reports of any safety violations.

Hmmmmm...We report, you decide.

Story and quotes taken from BBC