Ledger Exclusive - 2 JETS NEARLY COLLIDE OVER HULL
By STEVE ADAMS
The Patriot Ledger
BOSTON - A Delta Air Lines jetliner aborted its landing at Logan International Airport this week after nearly colliding with a regional jet over Hingham Bay.
A collision alert sounded in the cockpit of Delta Flight 1637 at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday after it came too close to a Delta Connection flight operated by Chautauqua Airlines, FAA spokesman Jim Peters said.
In a transmission captured on the aviation Web site liveatc.net, the Delta pilot notified the Logan tower of the close call after he aborted the landing.
‘‘Tower, (this is Delta flight) 1637, we’re level at 3,000 (feet). That traffic was just about 100 feet below us.’’
A passenger on the Delta jet, Brian Phillips of Salt Lake City, said the pilot later told passengers the planes had come within 200 to 300 feet of each other. The pilot seemed to blame air traffic controllers for the close call, Phillips said.
Link (which will probably change after today): http://www.southofboston.com/article...07/03/08/headlines/news/news01.txt
The story continues on to say that both pilots acknowledged visual approaches to their respective runways, and the RJ pilot had visual contact on the 757.