posted on Oct, 21 2013 @ 12:35 PM
Terrifying near miss as two packed passenger planes came with just ONE HUNDRED feet after all four pilots failed to follow instructions.
The near-disaster occurred in broad daylight on June 23 at a position about 30 miles north of Glasgow
Planes had 1,000 on board when they almost crashed over Scotland
Transatlantic Boeing 747s were gradually converging on each other
Air traffic controller ordered left jet to turn left and the right to turn right
But they did the opposite - turning towards each other
Tragedy averted with just seconds to spare as pilots actually saw each other
Two jumbo jets with 1,000 people aboard were just 100ft from crashing over Scotland because all four pilots turned the planes onto a collision course
after failing to follow instructions.
The transatlantic Boeing 747s were gradually converging on each other side-by-side for ten miles as the crews prepared for their ocean crossings.
An air traffic controller who spotted the danger immediately ordered the plane on the left to make a left turn and the one on the right to make a
right turn, to move them further apart.
But they did the opposite - bringing the two massive aircraft closer together.
The board said that the danger to the aircraft was increased because they had earlier needlessly been ordered by air traffic control to fly at the
same height - 34,000 ft.
This was in July yet we are just hearing about it now!
edit on 21-10-2013 by scotsdavy1 because: (no reason given)
edit on 21-10-2013 by scotsdavy1 because: (no reason