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Old May 30, 12, 6:06 am   #1
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Wink Heathrow-bound planes in mid-air 'near miss'

aol.co.uk: Heathrow-bound planes in mid-air 'near miss'

I do not think they were THAT close either...I know I've seen other planes at a distance with coming in/out of LHR.



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Spectators at Wentworth golf course were yesterday left "gasping" as two Heathrow-bound passenger planes looked to be heading for a mid-air collision above their heads.

But, in reality, the distance between the planes was not uncommon.

According to the Daily Mail, the plane on the left is a mile or two lower than the plane on the right, and both are taking part in a process called 'stacking', where pilots wait their turn to land.

So crowds at the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey actually witnessed an optical illusion.
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Old May 30, 12, 6:58 am   #2
 
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The Daily Mail (shockingly) has their facts wrong - they were likely as close as 1,000ft apart vertically, or about 0.2 miles.
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The Daily Mail (shockingly) has their facts wrong - they were likely as close as 1,000ft apart vertically, or about 0.2 miles.
I'm stunned, the DM got the facts wrong
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Old May 30, 12, 5:02 pm   #4
 
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