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Old 01-30-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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Talk about a Close Call!!!



http://www.sky.com/skynews/picture_g...0748-1,00.html

That would have been about 800 people dead!
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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Some of the captioning said this was an optical illusion and that it's impossible to tell from the ground to tell how close they were, but it still looks
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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i also read it was an optical illusion - it didn't even classify as a near miss, there were apparently more then 3 miles apart or something

its kinda like LOTR - gandalf isn't actually twice the hobbits size, you know, he's just closer to us
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It said that 1000 feet vertical is the acceptable distance. I'd say it'd be hard to tell for sure what it was unless you were the DHL pilot.

Although there's a shadow on the tail of the other plane, so who knows.
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Very creepy picture! Yikes
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:51 PM   #8
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Hope someone tested the second pilot after he landed!
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:53 PM   #9
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I definitely would've soiled my shorts after that experience.
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glad I wasn't on either of those planes
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Look at the sizes of the windows on each plane. They're very different-sized and quite far apart vertically.

Noice optical illusion though
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its kinda like LOTR - gandalf isn't actually twice the hobbits size, you know, he's just closer to us
WTF!!!!!!

thanks a lot!



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Look at the sizes of the windows on each plane. They're very different-sized and quite far apart vertically.

Noice optical illusion though
I can't make out any windows in the pics... am I going blind?

This is a strange illusion
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Re: Talk about a Close Call!!!

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That would have been about 800 people dead!
Um...where do you get this math from?

One is a cargo plane...the other holds less than 300 passengers.

Here in the states (this was in England), FAA allows planes to fly with 1,000 foot gaps.

Optical illusion!
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Re: Re: Talk about a Close Call!!!

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Um...where do you get this math from?

One is a cargo plane...the other holds less than 300 passengers.

Here in the states (this was in England), FAA allows planes to fly with 1,000 foot gaps.

Optical illusion!

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