FAA Probes Near Collision at Syracuse Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it will investigate a near collision in the skies over airport in Syracuse, New York, on Monday, local Channel 9 reported Wednesday.

American Airlines/Eagle Flight 5511 was attempting to land at Syracuse Hancock International Airport at the same time Delta Flight 5421 had just departed from the same runway.

Video obtained by NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse from a North Syracuse Police Department dashcam shows the two planes crossing paths and an Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputy can be heard reacting. To the naked eye it appears they were close to a collision based similar size and flight path but ultimately did not.

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