US National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating a near midair collision Saturday involving a United Airlines 777-200 departing San Francisco and a private aircraft that came within 300 ft. of each other. According to NTSB, the incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. local time. UA Flight 889 carrying 268 passengers and crew was cleared to take off from Runway 28L and climb to an initial altitude of 3,000 ft. The first officer, who was flying the aircraft, reported that as the ...

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