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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
  • An air miss involving two planes flying out of Liverpool John Lennon airport is under investigation.
  • The incident was classified as an "air miss" and will be recorded in the Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs).
  • The problem of air misses, delays and capacity constraints should be subjected to studies.

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