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Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?

 
Dutch Retriever

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Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
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12/08/2012 06:17 PM
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
Why wash dishes if they're just gonna get dirty again?
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
1dunno1
 Quoting: Dutch Retriever


Because, it was a 'miss'. And a very near miss at that!
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12/08/2012 06:21 PM
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1dunno1
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It sound less dramatic as a near hit!

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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
stop passing yourself off as erudite because you stole George Carlin's material.


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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
Sounds like an old George Carlin routine.
..."The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your way."
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why is it called a hot water heater?
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Why is it against the law to commit suicide, yet you only get punished if you fail?
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
why do you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
Why shut the door after the horse has bolted?
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why are they called MODs when all they do is delete and ban?
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
As far as I know - we studied this in high school - it is called euphemism, originates from the brain farts called Ingrish language, the British Ingrish.

The sample example was "the cars nearly missed", i.e. they bang-hit each other.

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Why are alcoholic beverages called "cocktails" wtf
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i remember going to a bar that had a sign

liquor in the front
poker in the rear
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
A near miss is a standard term used to describe an averted accident. It is used in the transportation industry to bring awareness to unsafe procedures. Near miss reports are compiled and studied to change standard operating procedures to create a safer work environment. They are an effective tool.

As a ship master in the maritime industry my company requires my vessel to submit 2 near misses per month. Regardless of what they might be.
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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
For the same reason a "crash" is deemed a CFIT.

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Re: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?
Short for near mishap?

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