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May 28, 2010 11:43 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

FAA investigates planes close call in Anchorage

The FAA is investigating a close call between two jetliners at Alaska's Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

A US Airways passenger jet that was taking off May 21 came within a third of a mile of a Cargolux 747 that was landing on another runway. The US Airways flight was coming from Phoenix with 138 passengers and a crew aboard. The Cargolux was leaving for Chicago with a crew of two.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an air traffic control specialist from Washington, D.C., to investigate.

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