NTSB investigating near collision of B737 and small plane over Burbank, CA

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has opened an investigation into the near collision of a Boeing 737-700  jetliner and a small private plane at the intersection of two active runways at Burbank-Bob Hope Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR).

At about 10:58 a.m. PDT on April 19, 2010, Southwest Airlines flight 649, a Boeing 737-700 (N473WN) inbound from Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), carrying 119 passengers and a crew of five was landing on runway 8 while a small plane, in the departure phase of a “touch and go” on runway 15, passed over the 737.

The small plane was reported by NTSB being a Cessna 172, however Passur radar data indicates that a Cirrus SR22, N580CD, was performing a touch-and-go on runway 15 at the time.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the airplanes came within 200 feet vertically and 10 feet laterally of each other at the runway intersection. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred under a clear sky with visibility of 10 miles.

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