Planes just 37 feet apart in June close call at JFK

January 3, 2012 5:39:09 AM PST
Two planes came within just 37 feet of each other during a close call at JFK Airport last June.

An incoming Egypt Air jet was approaching a runway where a Lufthansa jet was taking off last June 30.

The Lufthansa jet had to abort its takeoff, overheating its brakes in the process.

The FAA says the Egypt Air crew failed to follow a tower controller's instructions.

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