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Mistake sends jet into the path of another plane in California

An Eva Air Boeing 777-300ER, Tail Number B-16711, land at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, April 11, 2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro – RTX19W22

LOS ANGELES – Federal officials investigating after an air traffic controller error and sent a jet of the Los Angeles International Airport on the flight path of another aircraft while flying low over the mountains of Southern California.

KABC-TV reports an EVA Air Boeing 777 that left LAX around 1:20 p.m., Friday on the way to Taiwan was given an incorrect instruction by a controller in San Diego to the left instead of the right.

Who sent the airplane to the mountains above Altadena, as well as in the direction of the path of a plane from Air Canada that had just met.

Audio traffic and gives the same controller realized the error and told the aircraft to “stop climb and proceed in a southerly direction.

The EVA crew eventually pulled out and came on the correct path.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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