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Phillip Swarts

Phillip Swarts

Phillip Swarts is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covering fiscal waste, fraud and political ethics. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Washington Guardian. Phillip can be reached at pswarts@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Phillip Swarts

** FILE ** In this Feb. 3, 2011, file photo, Boeings' new 787 Dreamliner takes off from Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. While Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners are grounded, the batteries causing airliner’s troubles can still fly. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Too close for comfort: FAA says near accidents have spiked

Aircraft collisions that are "barely avoided" have increased more than 600 percent in the past four years, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration, potentially putting thousands of passengers' lives at risk. Published July 15, 2013