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Man tweets about narrowly avoiding mid-air collision on flight from Vancouver

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Eric Zimmer Sep 27, 2017 8:56 am 11,173

Vancouver resident Calum Snape recently took to social media to share an “insanely scary” incident he recently experienced on a flight from YVR to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

Snape was on United Airlines flight 246 when things went sideways, with his flight narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision with another plane.

Snape also tweeted a description and diagram allegedly showing how the potential disaster was avoided.

A spokesperson with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed the incident with Daily Hive.

“At approximately 3:46 p.m. Monday, the pilot of United Flight 246, reported seeing a glider while flying near Rockford, IL,” an FAA spokesperson said. “The Boeing 737 climbed 400 feet to avoid a collision.”

The FAA is investigating the incident as well.


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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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