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FAA Says Small Plane, 727 Jet Had Close Call

November 05, 1986|Associated Press

CHICAGO — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it is investigating an incident in which a small plane came within a mile of an American Airlines jet carrying 50 passengers at almost the same altitude.

The close call between the Boeing 727 and single-engine Cessna occurred about 30 miles southwest of O'Hare Airport on Friday, FAA spokesman Mort Edelstein said. No injuries were reported.

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