LOS ANGELES – Officials say a taxiing passenger jet and a departing airliner came within 100 feet of each other on a runway at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Daily Breeze of Torrance reports on its Web site Monday that Midwest Express Flight 1503 landed at 2:20 p.m. Sunday and turned onto a taxiway but failed to follow orders to stop at that point.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the jet went beyond a hold point 200 feet from the edge of the next runway where Northwest Airlines Flight 623 was taking off.
Gregor says a controller told the Midwest Express jet to stop.
Gregor says the jets were within 100 feet, but the exact distance is still being determined.