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Inquiry into BA planes' near-miss.

AN investigation was under way today to discover why two British Airways passenger planes on domestic flights over the UK came close to colliding. A Bristol to Newcastle flight came within 1,000ft of an aircraft from Glasgow as they flew 10 miles east of Llandrindod Wells in Powys, mid Wales, at about 7pm on Wednesday.

Emergency anti-collision systems were activated and both planes were steered apart to avert the potential tragedy. The incident involved an Embraer 145 jet BA4029 carrying 43 passengers from Glasgow and a Dash 8 aircraft BA4058 carrying 22 passengers which was flying from Bristol to Newcastle. The Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), an electronic warning device in the cockpit, was activated and advised both pilots of the actions they needed to take.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 5, 2002
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