Officials say an air traffic controller's error contributed to two aircraft nearly colliding as they flew at 25,000 feet over Indiana.
The collision between the flights was avoided when a cockpit safety device in one of the planes alerted pilots, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Officials say the controller directed a Midwest Airlines plane flying east from Milwaukee into the path of a United Express jet heading west out of Greensboro, North Carolina.
FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says the Tuesday evening incident happened amid a shift change during a busy time at the Chicago Center radar facility in Aurora.
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