VP Biden’s plane causes slight incident in Chicago

Two passenger jets nearly collided shortly after Vice President Joe Biden’s plane landed at Chicago’s O’Hare airport on Monday.

The planes — one leaving for Buffalo and another arriving from Michigan — came within 300 feet of each other as air traffic controllers lifted a halt in traffic that normally comes when a president or vice president lands at an airport.

Air traffic controllers scrambled to avoid the collision between the SkyWest and ExpressJet aircrafts, the Washington Post reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration said two air traffic controllers responsible for the incident would receive counseling.

Both planes resumed normal operation a short time later.

[Original report; some information via Washington Post]

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