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Two planes almost collide during take-off

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Two jets accelerate at each other before aborting
Two passenger aircraft accelerated towards each other on intersecting runways at Chicago Midway Airport earlier this week. Pilots in one of the planes misunderstood their instructions for take-off, before air traffic controllers noticed the problem and told the plane to stop.
The near-miss on the airport’s X-shaped runways happened on Tuesday night. A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Tulsa, Oklahoma, was cleared for take-off on one runway while a Delta Air Lines plane also began accelerating without clearance on the other runway.
An air traffic controller told the Delta crew to come to an immediate stop. The Southwest pilots also decided to put on the brakes. Both planes stopped around 600 metres from the runway intersection. The incident is being investigated.
Reuters

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