Near collision at Kennedy probed

From Times Wire Reports

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a near collision of two airborne jetliners at Kennedy International Airport in New York over the weekend.

The NTSB said initial reports indicated Cayman Airways Flight 792 and LAN Chile Flight 533 almost collided Saturday night.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said Monday the planes came no closer than 300 feet vertically and no more than half a mile horizontally. But air traffic controllers said the planes came within 100 feet vertically and there was no observable distance horizontally between them.