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Fighter Jet Nearly Collides With A Commercial Airliner

Look to the left side of the video for a contrail and watch as an Italian fighter jet nearly collides with a commercial airliner over the skies of Europe. It turns out that the French controller and the Italian fighter pilot had a miscommunication about transponder and altitude reporting information.

Because the F-16 had a malfunctioning transponder, the airline pilots never received a TCAS warning about the approaching jet...

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at swayne@boldmethod.com, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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