July 2nd, 2013
10:07 AM ET

New Safety Rules After Near Collisions Mid-Air

After several near-collisions mid-air for airplanes, the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) is making recommendations to the FAA based on 5 near-collisions in recent years:

3 – Las Vegas McCarran International
1 – John F. Kennedy International
1 – Charlotte-Douglas International

In all cases, planes were landing and for various reasons, had to abort and do a "go-around." The problem is that in all cases, these planes flew right in the flight path of other planes taking off from other runways.

NTSB says that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) needs to change the way they clear planes for landing and make sure there is enough space between planes flying in and out.

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