2 jumbo jets nearly collide over the Atlantic

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 22, 2013 at 5:19 PM

SCOTLAND -- Investigators are just now releasing details about a near miss in the air between two 747 jumbo jets.

It happened back in June.

The two jumbo jets were crossing the Atlantic Ocean when air traffic controllers realized they were on a path to collide.

When the pilots were told to turn away from each other, they misunderstood and turned toward each other.

The planes got within three miles of each other when an emergency order was given for one to go up and the other to go down.

Disaster was averted.

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