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air miss Line breaks: air miss
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːmɪs/

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Definition of air miss in English:


An instance of two or more aircraft in flight on different routes being less than a prescribed safe distance apart.
Example sentences
  • The problem of air misses, delays and capacity constraints should be subjected to studies.
  • The officers involved in the air miss incidents shall not be rostered till the completion of the investigation.
  • The resources normally available when investigating air misses are pilots’ reports, corroborated by radar and recordings.
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