Two United Flights Come Dangerously Close to Each Other; FAA Launches Investigation
The Federal Aviation Authority has revealed that on May 9, two United Airlines planes were recorded in dangerously close proximity to each other at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
The United flight 437 was en route to Mexico while the flight 601 was destined for British Columbia. The two Airbus 320 planes were found in a near-collision situation at about 9:38pm after the flight 601 was mistaken asked to take a right turn.
According to FAA’s statement, after realizing the danger, the air controller immediately told the pilot to change course.
The FAA has launched a formal investigation into the incident.