04/25/2014 14:00 | By 938LIVE

Close shave for SIA, Jetstar jets in Australia

Australian air-safety investigators are looking into a close shave between Singapore Airlines and Jetstar passenger jets over the Northern Territory.


Close shave for SIA, Jetstar 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.

- 938LIVE

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