Federal air safety officials are investigating a near midair collision last month between a commercial airliner and two Air Force C-17s about 80 miles southeast of New York. Several minutes after departing New York’s JFK International Airport, the cockpit proximity alarm sounded aboard an American Airlines 777, with FAA air traffic controllers on Long Island ordering immediate evasive action by all three aircraft during the Jan. 20 incident, according to a National Transportation Safety Board release. “Radar data indicate that the aircraft came within a mile of each other at their closest point,” it reads. This means that the aircraft may have averted collision by only a few seconds at typical cruising speeds. The commercial airliner, AA flight 951, had just changed course to the southeast en route to Sao Paulo, reports the New York Daily News. The C-17s, bound for JB McGuire N.J., were on a steady course to the northwest.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
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The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…