The Samoa Civil Aviation has released its findings into a near collision involving planes operated by Polynesian Airlines and Samoa Air.
In the report, it found the incident on the 21st of June this year was the result of the Samoa Air aircraft departing Upolu for Savaii without communication and proper authorisation from airport control.
The report issued a stern warning to Samoa Air, and for the airline in future to follow standard operating procedures.
Both aircraft were not carrying passengers at the time.
Neither airlines were immediately available for comment.