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United, Braniff Jets in Near-Miss

November 12, 1986|Associated Press

ATLANTA — Two passenger jets flying at 35,000 feet nearly collided in the air over Tennessee today when a controller was unable to warn the pilots because of a stuck microphone, the Federal Aviation Administration officials said.

FAA spokesman Jack Barker said no evasive action was necessary and no one was injured in the 10:33 a.m. incident between Knoxville and Nashville.

He said the planes involved were United Flight 743 from Fort Myers, Fla., to Chicago, and Braniff Flight 515 from New York City to Dallas.

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