Video shows close encounter of a Cessna 172 and Boeing 757 during takeoff; FAA investigating  

GlobalAir.com

Video shows the close call between a single-engine Cessna 172 and a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 last month after the two aircraft took off last month from Orlando International Airport (MCO). The FAA said in a statement that the Cessna and Boeing passed in close proximity to one another after departing around 1:40 p.m. local time on Aug. 17. The Cessna departed from Runway 36-Left a short time before the Delta flight was cleared to depart from Runway 35-Left. Preliminary information gathered by the FAA shows that the closest proximity between the two aircraft was about three-tenths of a mile horizontally and 500 feet vertically. The pilots of both aircraft reported having the other in sight.

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