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German pilots suspended after flying risky mid-air maneuver to photograph collea
12 July 2005

An investigation has begun into how a Condor Boeing 767 passenger plane came within 600ft of a Thomas Cook U.K. Boeing 757 after diverting off its authorised path. The captain of the 757 was forced to take avoidance action following a TCAS alert. It is thought that the Condor 767 captain had gone off his designated route off the coast of Canada to take a photo of a colleague piloting his last operational flight. Actually his colleague was flying 100 miles ahead. As a result, Condor suspended both flight crew members.
The Condor flight, with 234 passengers on board, was en route from Frankfurt to Toronto. The 757 was en route from Gatwick to Toronto, carrying 187 passengers. (Telegraph)