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Air near-miss to be probed.

A near miss between a passenger aircraft and military jet took place near Durham Tees Valley Airport, aviation chiefs report.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a preliminary report into the incident which happened about 15 miles southeast of the airport. It involved a Jetstream 41 (JS41) and the un-named military aircraft at about 7,500ft.

The JS41 was bound for the airport and was receiving an air traffic report at the time. The CAA said a full independent report will be released on the incident which happened on January 30 at 5.25pm.

But it stressed during 2005, the last year for which full data is available, there were 87 such incidents involving commercial air transport and 90% of these were assessed as having no risk of collision.

Course is a draw

A NEW drawing and painting class is being launched on Teesside. Run by Middlesbrough artist Susan Thompson, they will take place every Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Linthorpe, from 10am to noon. Susan is also holding a series of drawing workshops at Sunnyfield House, Guisborough starting from Saturday, April 14. For details call Susan on 01642 826062.

Friday reflection

AN OUTDOOR "reflection" service takes place outside Somerfield's at Station Precinct, Saltburn, on Good Friday from 11am-11.45am, followed by hot cross buns in the Milton Street Methodist Hall.
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Title Annotation:News Local
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 4, 2007
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