AviationToo close for comfort over the Gold Coast

AirAsia, Jetstar planes in near miss

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AirAsia, Jetstar planes in near miss

The AirAsia plane was taking off from the airport and the Jetstar plane was descending, when the two aircraft came within 152 metres of each other.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating how an AirAsia plane and a Jetstar plane came dangerously close at Gold Coast Airport on July 21.

The AirAsia plane was taking off from the airport and the Jetstar plane was descending, when the two aircraft came within 152 metres of each other.

The Jetstar pilots, alerted by the aircraft warning system, put their aircraft into a climb to re-establish a safe distance between the two planes.

A Jetstar spokesman said the pilots of the A320 had received clearance from air traffic control to descend.

Our pilots took corrective action to restore the safe distance between the two aircraft. The flight continued onto the Gold Coast and landed without further incident,” Jetstar said.

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