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near miss

[′nir ′mis]
(ordnance)
The strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.

near miss

i. Any circumstance in flight where the degree of separation between two aircraft is considered by either pilot to have constituted a hazardous situation involving a potential risk of collision. Also called an air miss.
ii. As it pertains to weapon delivery, it is the strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.
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One near-miss, one miss and now it's our turn,'' said Curtis Cleven, launch operations manager for Mars Pathfinder, which holds the first-ever Martian rover.
The crew corrected the flight path to avoid the bridge - which spans the River Mersey and Manchester NEAR-MISS Runcorn Ship Canal - and land safely, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said.
The near-miss is believed to be one of the closest in more than 20 years, and the incident has been referred directly to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
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