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FAA investigating report of near miss at Tampa International

TAMPA — Federal aviation authorities say they are investigating the report of an aircraft flying too close to a jetliner coming in for a landing Tuesday at Tampa International Airport.

"AirTran Flight 216, a Boeing 717, was descending to land at the airport when the crew reported that an unidentified aircraft appeared a short distance away at about 3 p.m.," the FAA said in a statement Thursday. "The AirTran flight landed safely."

According to several flight tracking websites, the jet was arriving in Tampa from Atlanta.

FAA investigating report of near miss at Tampa International 12/19/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:56pm]

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