Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Idiots

They call themselves the "paper of record":

FAA, NTSB Investigate Near Mid-Air Crash Over SF
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: March 30, 2010

Filed at 8:21 p.m. ET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal investigators are looking into the weekend near collision of a commercial jet and small airplane that came within 300 feet of each other over San Francisco.
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The closest the planes came to each other was 300 feet vertically and 1,500 feet horizontally, Gregor said.


(from the New York Times)

>>> math.sqrt(300**2 + 1500**2)
1529.7058540778355

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