Date: 17 Nov 96 20:04:02 From: Juha.Paulavuo@sci.fi Organization: Scifi Communications International, http://www.sci.fi/, firstname.lastname@example.org, (931)3186277
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Two airliners came within 250 yards of each other over southern England and only quick thinking by an air traffic controller prevented a possible collision, officials said Thursday. The near-miss occurred Tuesday November 12 when a Boeing B-737 of the Dutch airline KLM descended too far and came close to a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 of the Scandinavian carrier SAS, the main air traffic controllers' union said. The incident happened just hours after 349 people were killed when a Saudi airliner and a Kazakh cargo plane collided over India. Poor weather conditions meant it was unlikely the two pilots realized their planes were so close. For the full text story, see http://www.merc.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=517894-855 -- Juha Paulavuo, teacher of computer technology. Homepage: http://www.sci.fi/~kassu1/ Maintainer of : http://www.eurohit.sci.fi Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, 21 May 1963.