Errors by air traffic controllers and a jet pilot led to three planes nearly coming into each other's flight paths over Teterboro Airport last fall.
That's the conclusion of a report by the National Transportation Safety Board.
A corporate jet took off from the northern New Jersey airport last Oct. 20, but turned back due to a faulty fuel indicator light.
The report released last week found that air traffic controllers at Teterboro and at a regional control center in New York gave contradictory or incorrect instructions to the jet and two approaching Cessnas that nearly put the planes on a collision course.
The report faulted the jet's pilot for overshooting the runway on its return.
A spokesman for air traffic controllers at Teterboro didn't immediately return a message Monday.