Chautauqua E135 and Trans States E145 at Chicago on Aug 8th 2011, near collision
Last Update: November 8, 2012 / 12:22:04 GMT/Zulu time
The NTSB reported that the separation between the aircraft reduced to 125 feet vertical and 350 feet horizontally above the extended center line of runway 32L. Cloud ceilings were at 20,000 feet and visibility was above 10 statute miles. An investigation has been initiated.
On Sep 15th 2012 the NTSB released their brief factual report basically repeating the information already reported on Aug 25th 2011.
On Nov 8th 2012 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause was:
The improper air traffic control takeoff clearance issued by the local controller because of his lack of monitoring and lack of awareness of the conflicting arrival airplane.
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