Planes flying too close together at Syracuse Airport in New York, officials say

On Monday, two planes flew too close to each other while flying near an airport in Syracuse, New York.

A Delta Connection flight took off as an American Eagle flight prepared to land on the same runway, local station WABC reported.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the incident occurred around 11:50 a.m. near Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident near Syracuse Hancock International Airport after a plane attempting to land Monday morning came too close to a departing aircraft. (Syracuse Police Department)

“An air traffic controller instructed PSA Airlines 5511 to circle Syracuse Hancock International Airport to separate the aircraft from an aircraft departing on the same runway,” an FAA spokesperson told Fox News Digital.

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A police dashcam captured the incident on video.

Departing and landing planes close together in the sky

According to local outlet WABC, a Delta Connection flight took off from Syracuse Airport while an American Eagle flight was preparing to land on the same runway. (Syracuse Police Department)

According to FlightRadar24, the planes were approximately 700 to 1,000 feet apart vertically. It is unclear how close they came horizontally.

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The FAA is investigating the incident but has not classified it as a “near miss.”

Fox News' Louis Casiano Jr. contributed to this report.

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