Near collision of airliner and helicopter probed - BusinessWeek
Federal safety officials say they're investigating the near collision of a Southwest Airlines jet and a news helicopter over a Houston airport runway last week.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that Southwest Airlines Flight 1322 and the helicopter came within 125 feet of each other at Hobby Airport about 12:25 p.m. CDT on April 28.
The board says both pilots took evasive maneuvers to avoid colliding. No one was injured.
The Boeing 737 was bound for Baltimore.
This is the second near runway collision in the past two weeks. The other was April 19 in Burbank, Calif.