July 5, 2008, New York, N.Y., Boeing 767-300/Boeing 737-300


At 20:36 Eastern time a near-midair collision occurred at John F. Kennedy International Airport involving Cayman Airways flight 792 (CAY792), a Boeing 737-300, and Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile flight 533 (LAN533), a Boeing 767-300. According to initial reports, CAY792 was executing a missed approach to Runway 22L and conflicted with LAN533 as it was departing from Runway 13R. Controllers assigned diverging headings to both aircraft to resolve the conflict. According to preliminary radar data, the closest proximity of the two aircraft was slightly over mile laterally and 200 feet vertically. At the time of the incident, the weather was VFR with 6 miles visibility and haze.


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