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Air Canada AC759 near miss

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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 10:10 AM
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It is being reported as much lower than initial. Photo from incident.


The Air Canada pilots mistook the taxiway for the runway next to it and flew their jet to just 59 feet (18 meters) above ground before pulling up to attempt another landing, according to National Transportation Safety Board information released on Wednesday.

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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

They said that they got confused with the taxiway lights, probably because one runway was closed and the lights were off.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That would be the most logical situation. Expecting two, there should be two...



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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An Editorial piece brings some interesting information to light about the behavior of the FAA and Air Canada after the incident. The FAA had one controller on duty at the time, and took over 24 hours to notify the NTSB, so they could send investigators to the scene. Meanwhile, the pilots of the incident aircraft performed their standard crew rest, and departed the next day, without performing a drug or alcohol test. The incident aircraft flew three flights after the incident, recording over the CVR from the time of the incident. According to the NTSB, they weren't required to even be notified since it wasn't an accident.

www.eastbaytimes.com...



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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The FAA has changed the landing rules at SFO as a result. Pilots will not be allowed to perform a visual landing when an adjacent, parallel runway is closed, and two workers are required in the tower until the overnight rush is complete.

www.flightglobal.com...



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