Business: Search for Safety

"Near-collisions in mid-air of disastrous proportions are being narrowly averted every day only by the emergency action of skilled pilots or by Providence." So Delaware's Republican Representative Harry G. Haskell Jr. told the House last week after digging into a Civil Aeronautics Board study that reported 452 near-misses between airborne planes during the last four months of 1956. Leading the list was Los Angeles, which recorded 22 near-misses. Other top danger spots were Washington (21 near-misses), San Francisco (14). New York (13).

CAB's figures came as timely support for the new air traffic plan drafted by Presidential Adviser Edward P. Curtis, vice...

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