Near Miss Plane Incident At Hong Kong Airport

Aviation authorities are investigating an incident which almost seen two passenger jets collide with more than 600 passengers onboard. The planes were forced to take evasive action after entering into each others landing path.

Cathy Pacific Airways said that the incident that occurred on September 18th with one of its Boeing 777s and a Dragonair Airbus A330 was due to the planes being at the same altitude Southwest of Hong Kong Airport. This resulted in warning alarms being sounded on the aircraft in questions cockpits and the pilots taking immediate action. The Dragonair jet climbed while Cathy Pacific descended. Cathy Pacific Airways also wanted to point out that although the planes were one nautical mile apart (1,850 meters) there was no immediate risk of a collision.