Near Collision Occurs After CBS4 ReportYet another near collision on a runway was reported in South Florida, coming less than a day after an exclusive CBS4 investigation into close calls in our skies and on our airport runways.
The CBS4 I-Team has learned that only hours after our I-Team investigation aired, it happened again. This time it happened at Miami International Airport.
This latest close call involved a twin engine turboprop and a Boeing 757. Sources tell the CBS4 I-Team that around 10 a.m. Tuesday, an American Eagle Airlines AT-72 made a wrong turn onto runway 26 L. At the same time the 757, operated by UPS, was being cleared for take off, doing 50 knots down the very same runway 26L--headed straight for the turboprop when air traffic controllers intervened and stopped both planes.