Two planes close at Florida airport, NTSB says


NTSB Investigates Near-miss at Florida Airport

NTSB Investigates Near-miss at Florida Airport


Air traffic controllers cleared a passenger plane to land on the same runway at an airport in Sarasota, Florida, last month. Similar Hiyari-Hatto This year at an airport in the United States

Around 9pm on February 16, Air Canada Rouge Flight 1633 bound for Toronto, Canada, was cleared to take off from Runway 14 at the airport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. It was also cleared to land on the same runway from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The pilot of the American Airlines flight eventually aborted the landing, the NTSB said in a preliminary report. According to the NTSB, the closest distance between the two planes was within 6 miles of his 10th.

The Air Canada flight had 188 passengers and six crew on board, while the American Airlines flight had 172 passengers and six crew, according to the NTSB. I was not injured.

The NTSB makes no assumptions as to the cause of the confusion. Authorities said they formed an air traffic control group to investigate the incident with the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Association of Air Traffic Controllers.

The preliminary report comes just one day after the FAA held an emergency safety summit to address the issue. The countless recent near misses The first emergency summit in 14 years on the airport runway.

“I think it speaks for all of us, and certainly for the traveling public, that these events are of concern,” Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nollen said at the summit. .

There have been at least nine crises so far this year, Latest occurrence On March 7, at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia, as a plane taxied on a runway where another plane was cleared to take off.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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