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NTSB investigates near plane collision in AK

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Alaska Airlines near-miss with a cargo plane over Anchorage, AK is being investigated. (Source: KING/CNN) Alaska Airlines near-miss with a cargo plane over Anchorage, AK is being investigated. (Source: KING/CNN)

ANCHORAGE, AK (KING/CNN) - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigating a near-collision over Anchorage, AK Tuesday, involving an Alaska Airlines flight and a cargo plane.

Investigators say air traffic controllers asked the Alaska Airlines flight to perform a "go-around" to avoid the cargo plane, but both planes veered in the same direction - coming within a quarter-mile of each other.

It's the fifth incident we've learned about in two weeks.

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