Skyhawk and 737 Miss By 200 Feet

Whether you prefer to call it a "near-miss" or a "near-collision," no Cessna 172 pilot wants to see a Boeing 737-700 passing 200 feet below. On April 19, a Southwest Airlines flight was landing on Runway 8 at Burbank (Calif.) Bob Hope Airport as a pilot in a Skyhawk was performing touch-and-goes on Runway 15. According to a preliminary NTSB report, the departing Cessna passed over the landing Boeing with an estimated 10 feet lateral and 200 feet vertical separation. The NTSB is investigating the incident, but no one was injured.