posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 06:25 PM
originally posted by: rebelv
a reply to: Nochzwei
What amazed me was just how long the incoming pilot took
to notice there was a # plane crossing the runway!
I think you'd need to be in the cockpit to know the pilot's reaction time. I think it was pretty quick, a Boeing 767 is not exactly a Ferrari, and it
was trimmed for a landing, I also think he made the right decision, no matter what anybody says. On final approach the runway belongs to he/she, and
there should be no runway incursions at all, and also that pilot should not have the need to consider what the pilot on the ground is going to do
next, except to expect anything.
I'll add to that, both planes had been cleared by ATC for their functions, and it seems that an enquiry has been initiated.
"On Jul 8th 2014 the Russian pilots reported that following the occurrence Spain's ATC apologized to them stating that a clearance to cross after the
landing aircraft had been issued AFTER the landing clearance had been transmitted."
edit on 8-7-2014 by smurfy because: Text.