27 Aug 2012

Samoa's Civil Aviation investigates a near collision between two planes

9:35 am on 27 August 2012

In Samoa, an investigation has been launched into a near collision between a Polynesian Airlines plane and a Samoa Air aircraft in June.

The CEO of Polynesian Airlines, Taua Fatu Tielu, says the investigation is being carried out by the Civil Aviation division.

Taua says the near collision, which occurred above Vaimoso, was due to miscommunication which resulted in the two planes being on the same flight path.

He told the Samoa Observer both airlines have lodged reports with the Civil Aviation.