First Lady’s Plane In Near Collision


News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. April 20, 2011: A plane carrying U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama narrowly avoided a collision with a 200-ton military cargo jet Monday.

Michelle Obama’s office is not commenting on the incident but the Washington Post reports that a Boeing 737, one of the fleet of presidential passenger jets carrying the First Lady back to D.C. after an appearance on the View in New York has a near-collision on final approach to Andrews Air Force Base.

The Post said the Obama jet aborted landing at Andrews Air Force Base after the incident, caused by an air traffic controller that allowed the two aircrafts to come too close.

The FAA says it is investigating the incident.

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