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December 1, 2006
In the late afternoon of Friday, September 29, an airliner and a business jet-both at 37,000 feet and approaching each other at a combined closing speed of some 1,000 mph-collided over Brazil. Tragically, the pilots of the airliner, a Boeing 737-800, were unable to keep it flying after the collision because of damage to the leading edge of the airplane's left wing.

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