NBC Los Angeles - Joel Grover

Staff aboard a Southwest passenger jet was told to land on the same runway where an LAFD helicopter was doing training exercises. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted the issue in time for the Southwest jet to go around.

This is the second close call at Hollywood-Burbank in the past few weeks.

On Feb. 22, the control tower gave a SkyWest Airlines plane the go-ahead to take off at the same time a Mesa Airlines jet was coming in for a landing. That imminent takeoff automatically sounded an alarm in the Mesa Airlines plane. If the Mesa Airlines plane had not aborted its plans to land at the same time, there could have been a collision.

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