Air safety over Hoboken – A near miss?
Was this an airline near miss over Hoboken?
Hoboken has had it’s share of airspace calamities over the past few years. The US Airways Flight 1549 splash landing, then the helicopter plane collision – it seems as if the airspace over Hoboken is getting more and more crowded and for longer periods throughout the day.
Constant noise and traffic in fact. I’m sure the observant readers would agree wholeheartedly.
Last Friday afternoon as I was walking down Hudson Street – something odd caught my attention.
It was two planes almost following each other. I quickly grabbed my camera and took pictures as soon as I could. As you can see from the gallery below – it appeared that they came within just a couple hundred feet of one another!
Does it look like a near miss to you?
Optical illusion or too close for comfort?
Of course, my eyes could be playing tricks on me – and the altitude could have been substantially different to the point where there was never a safety concern. Only had a few seconds to see it live.
But looking closer at the photos – the planes don’t seem that far apart – and I’m wondering if I should submit this information to the FAA?