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  6/6/2013, Sivan 28, 5773

U.S. Cargo Plane Gets Too Close to Arkia' Airliner


The Transportation Ministry is investigating an incident, Thursday afternoon, in which an American Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo plane came within three kilometers of an Arkia' airliner as the Israeli plane was coming in for a landing at Eilat's airport.

The Hercules was bound for the nearby Aqaba airport on the other side of the Jordanian border when its pilot mistakenly entered the Eilat corridor and headed toward the Eilat airport. Air traffic controllers at the Eilat airport acted quickly to get the American plane off the Eilat flight path and onto the Jordanian one.