Near Misses at LAX

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On August 19 of this year, two big passenger jets were both cleared to land on the same runway at Los Angeles International Airport. They ended up just 185 feet from each other. Last Wednesday, mistakes by a pilot and an air controller caused a corporate jet to land on an LAX runway two other aircraft were already using. After these recent near-misses, air traffic controllers say the Federal Aviation Administration could co more to avoid runway crashes at LAX. We hear more from traffic controller Mike Foote and Don Walker of the FAA about recent near misses at LAX.
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