Small planes nearly collide at Palm Beach airport
Posted on Wed, Jan. 16, 2008 Miami Hearld
Two small planes had a close call last week at Palm Beach International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday.
According to FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen, at about 10:35 a.m. Saturday a departing Cessna Citation business jet was told by air traffic controllers to hold at the end of a runway. Instead it taxied and began its takeoff as a Cessna 152 single-engine plane conducting ‘‘touch and go’’ practice was approaching.
Controllers saw the Citation start to take off and ordered it to make an immediate right turn; it went below and behind the landing Cessna 152, Bergen said.
She did not know how close the planes came to each other but said neither pilot filed a ‘‘near midair collision’’ report.
The Cessna Citation is registered to Lifestyle Aviation of Coburg, Ore. A woman who answered the phone said no one was available to discuss the incident.
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