The Following is from the Chicago Sun-Times:
2nd close call in 2 days for jets at O'Hare, FAA says
December 12, 2003
ANA MENDIETA Staff Reporter
For the second time within a two-day period, two jets came too close to each other while landing at O'Hare Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday.
At 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a westbound Air France 747 on approach to an east-west O'Hare runway drifted off course because of high winds, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said. It encroached into the path of a westbound American Airlines MD
-80, also attempting to land on a parallel runway nearby.
The planes came within about 2.5 miles of each other horizontally and 500 feet vertically before air traffic controllers moved them, Cory said.
The FAA was investigating for pilot error, Cory said.
The incident came a day after a Mexicana Airlines flight made an apparent wrong turn and was on a collision course with a landing United Airlines flight. The incident happened at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when the Mexicana pilot was told to turn right on approach to O'Hare but instead turned left.
The two planes were one mile apart at 8,000 feet.
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