Close shave for SIA, Jetstar jets in Australia
SINGAPORE : Australian air-safety investigators are looking into a close shave between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Jetstar passenger jets flying over the Northern Territory on Wednesday.
The SIA plane was flying from Brisbane to Singapore when an air-traffic controller cleared the Jetstar flight to climb through the bigger plane's cruise level.
The Sydney Morning Herald said it resulted in a "loss of separation".
The Jetstar plane was flying from Darwin to Brisbane.
The Australian Air Transport Safety Bureau said the incident occurred about 75 kilometres east-south-east of Tindal in the Northern Territory.
The bureau has not revealed how close the planes came to each other.
It will also not release a final report into the incident until November.
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