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Delta Jumbo Jet in Near-Collision Over New York

Two airliners nearly collided above New York airports earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the incident, said on Friday.

The near-collision occurred at about 2:40 p.m. on June 13 when a Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 arriving at John F. International Airport's Runway 4L "lost the required amount of separation with a Shuttle America Embraer E170" taking off from LaGuardia Airport's Runway 13, the FAA said in a statement.

"The two aircraft were turning away from each other at the point where they lost the required separation," the statement said. "Both aircraft landed safely."

The planes were a half-mile apart horizontally and 200 feet vertically, the FAA said.

Shuttle America is a unit of Republic Airways Holdings.

The agency said the Delta plane was cleared at the Kennedy runway, but the pilot decided not to complete the landing, which is a standard procedure known as a "missed approach."

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