Airliner plunges 600 feet to avoid mid air collision with another passenger jet

United Airlines flight 1205, on route to California from Hawaii on Apr. 25th, came extremely close to having a mid-air collision, reports say

By Staff Writer

HILO (INTELLIHUB) — On April 25, 2014, a United Airlines Boeing 757, flying at over 30,000 feet after departing from Hilo, plunged into a controlled dive after the plane’s early warning system alerted the pilots that they were on a collision course, reported CNN. The plane plunged 600 feet in seconds to avoid collision. While there were no reports of injury, some passengers were shaken up.

CNN also pointed out, that back in 2013 three planes were on a collision course at Reagan International Airport.

According to CBS, the mishap was an error from the air traffic control tower in Honolulu.

CBS News reported:

In the initial report conducted by Honolulu air traffic control, the tower navigating the two planes involved, indications of human error were found. It noted a controller “…did not notice the confliction.”

The FAA and NSTB are currently investigation the matter.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons/InSapphoWeTrust from Los Angeles, California, USA)