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'Proximity error'

Between 5:45 and 5:47 p.m. on June 6, a small Cessna jet "crossed the course" of a Boeing 777 bound for Germany, violating the required separation of 1,000 feet in altitude and three miles in distance. The FAA acknowledged the mistake, but downgraded the incident from an "operational error" to a less serious "proximity error."


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FAA downgrades safety violation
Article | A business jet crossed into the potentially dangerous wake turbulence of a United Airlines flight bound for Europe on Tuesday in what the Federal Aviation Administration initially recorded as the 23rd operational error this year by the region's air traffic controllers.
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FAA downgrades safety violation
Article | A business jet crossed into the potentially dangerous wake turbulence of a United Airlines flight bound for Europe on Tuesday in what the Federal Aviation Administration initially recorded as the 23rd operational error this year by the region's air traffic controllers.

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