FAA investigating 2 planes appearing too close to one another near Syracuse airport

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024 7:08PM
FAA investigating incident between 2 planes near Syracuse airport
The planes reportedly came about 700 to 1,000 feet within each other vertically.

SYRACUSE, New York (WABC) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday announced it is investigating after two regional jets appeared to come closer than they should have over Syracuse.

Police dashcam video from July 8 showed the two planes in the air near Syracuse Hancock Airport just before noon.

The Delta Connection flight was taking off while the American Eagle flight was about to land.

According to FlightRadar24, the planes came about 700 to 1,000 feet within each other vertically.

It is unclear how close they were horizontally.

The FAA has not classified the incident as a "close call" so far and released the following statement:

"An air traffic controller instructed PSA Airlines 5511 to go around at Syracuse Hancock International Airport to keep it separated from an aircraft that was departing on the same runway."

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The plane continued its flight to Denver and landed without incident, according to the airline.