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FAA probes near miss

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BOSTON (WHDH) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a close call, involving two planes over the Pacific Ocean.

Authorities say a plane plunged 600 feet in just 60 seconds, putting it in the path of another plane.

This happened between a United flight and a U.S. Airways flight back on April 25th.

Passengers say it was chaos.

"I'm looking down the aisle and there's hundreds of people in front of me. People started screaming. You could hear the noise fo things that weren't secured falling around," said Kevin Townsend, a passenger.

"All the tables were ratting. It was a really violent and scary experience," said another passenger.

The FAA is now investigating whether the pilot or controller error caused this near-miss.

The agency mandates a 1,000 foot altitude separation and a three mile horizontal separation between passenger planes.
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