China News Service, February 7th reported that in recent days, there have been a series of near-collision accidents of planes in the United States, which have aroused concern.
Some foreign media bluntly said, "Can Americans still believe that their flight journey is safe?"
According to a report from the US Chinese website, on February 4, two planes nearly collided at Austin Airport in Texas.
Southwest and FedEx planes were at one point within 1,000 feet of each other near a runway at the airport.
Aviation safety officials are investigating the near miss.
At the time, a FedEx cargo plane trying to land at the airport had to divert to avoid a potential collision with a Southwest airliner departing from the same runway, federal officials said.
And last month, two passenger planes nearly collided at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
An American Airlines passenger plane improperly crossed a runway, causing a Delta Air Lines plane to stop taking off from the runway.
The Delta Air Lines plane stopped within 1,000 feet of the American Airlines plane and ultimately avoided a "catastrophic collision."
Shortly after that incident, a JetBlue plane made "minor contact" with another plane in the gate area.
Last week, the wings of two United Airlines planes collided at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
In this regard, foreign media reported that industry analysts questioned why some major airports in the United States almost had such serious accidents and whether the current safety procedures are sufficient.
The report pointed out that in 2022, there will be 1,732 "incursions" (incursions) among the approximately 17 million flights handled by the FAA.
Only a handful of them fall into "Category A," which is defined as a "severe near-collision accident."
Most of the documented cases were accidents "without immediate safety consequences".
Aviation expert and former American Airlines pilot Juan Brown said: "These incidents are increasing at an alarming rate." Brown also said, "There is a lot of turnover in this industry, not only among pilots, but also air traffic controllers, The same goes for mechanics, maintenance crews and ramp crews.
Given today's state of hiring practices and training, and doing things faster, cheaper and more efficiently, we're one wireless phone call away from the greatest aviation disaster in history.
It is reported that some experts believe that there seems to be a problem with the instructions issued by air traffic controllers in the incidents at JFK and Austin airports.