Three Planes Nearly Collided Near D.C.

FAA investigating US Airways incident.


Civil air authorities said investigators are looking into an incident in which three commuter jets narrowly avoided a mid-air collision near the US capital.

The near-miss involving three planes operated by US Airways happened on Tuesday in skies close to Reagan Washington National Airport.

First reported by the Washington Post, the incident was reportedly caused by confused air traffic controllers who launched two outbound flights directly at another aircraft that was preparing to land.