near miss

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Synonyms for near miss

close thing

Words related to near miss

an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided

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It was a technical air miss rather than anything of an issue from a safety perspective.
And she remembered one particular inglorious moment of her own when, unable to recognise the simple air Miss Harrison played for them, disguised now amongst all the trills and fol-de-rols of the official accompaniment, she'd insisted, to much consternation, that this was not her tune.
An air miss report published by the Civil Aviation Authority yesterday, described the incident as "very serious" and said it was pure chance there was a gap between the two planes.
And an air miss report out yesterday said it was pure chance there was a gap between the two planes flying near Aberdeen.
In one air miss, two manned balloons from Dusseldorf violated air space 6,000 feet over Heathrow.