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User currently offlineAT777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 193 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Just saw this on one of our news websites here in Charlotte,NC. Talk about a close call! What do you think of 10 feet from an accident. Glad nothing happened and everyone is safe!

http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/...-mw-runway_incursion.4093bac2.html

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User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

I don't think that this was as close a call as they want to call it. I'm pretty sure it was close though. They make it seem like the planes passed within 10 feet of each other where as the jet stopped 10 feet of the turboprop.


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User currently offlineOrdflier From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3048 times:



Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 1):
I don't think that this was as close a call as they want to call it. I'm pretty sure it was close though. They make it seem like the planes passed within 10 feet of each other where as the jet stopped 10 feet of the turboprop.

I am sorry, but if this is correct this is an extreme close call.

10 feet regardless is unacceptable. Aircraft taxiing are not anywhere near as close.

This is another example of the US Federal Government's failure to properly maintain the US Aviation infrastructure and use the said monies as part of a shell game to fund other "priorities".

It is just a matter of time before a horrific accident comes to pass whose root cause is whole or in part due to our decayed ATC system.



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3025 times:
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Quoting Ordflier (Reply 2):
It is just a matter of time before a horrific accident comes to pass whose root cause is whole or in part due to our decayed ATC system.

I agree 100%. It sadly is going to take an accident to wake up congress and get this new ATC system going.
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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5454 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2962 times:



Quoting Ordflier (Reply 2):
This is another example of the US Federal Government's failure to properly maintain the US Aviation infrastructure and use the said monies as part of a shell game to fund other "priorities".

It is just a matter of time before a horrific accident comes to pass whose root cause is whole or in part due to our decayed ATC system.

Well, if it's factually correct, it was the ATC infrastructure and technology that saved a disaster.

Sure, it may be blamed on staffing levels and training, but not our 'antiquated ATC system', which alerted the controller in this case.

We happen to have the busiest, and safest airspace in the world.

Jimbo



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User currently offlineOrdflier From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2908 times:



Quoting Bond007 (Reply 4):
Well, if it's factually correct, it was the ATC infrastructure and technology that saved a disaster.

Sure, it may be blamed on staffing levels and training, but not our 'antiquated ATC system', which alerted the controller in this case.

We happen to have the busiest, and safest airspace in the world.

Let me clarify... part of the infrastructure I refer to is the staffing and training... not just hardware.



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2736 times:



Quoting Ordflier (Reply 5):
Let me clarify... part of the infrastructure I refer to is the staffing and training... not just hardware.

Thank you for that clarification because infrastructure usually refers to more hardware, runways, and things such as that not personnel.

Quoting Ordflier (Reply 2):
10 feet regardless is unacceptable. Aircraft taxiing are not anywhere near as close.

The article mentioins that "the two ended up about 10' apart". That may very well mean that the when the single engine prop entered the runway and saw the departing jet that they came to a complete stop, and when the jet had aborted their departure and came to a stop they were about 10' apart....or it could mean many other things. And who is it that was measuring?

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 4):
Sure, it may be blamed on staffing levels and training, but not our 'antiquated ATC system', which alerted the controller in this case.

We happen to have the busiest, and safest airspace in the world.

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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2692 times:



Quoting Ordflier (Reply 2):
This is another example of the US Federal Government's failure to properly maintain the US Aviation infrastructure and use the said monies as part of a shell game to fund other "priorities".

I find the lack of funding from the government to be frustrating as well but....

What if we view this less as a failure of the system and more of a victory for the safeguards? Someone screwed up, the safety systems caught it, and the mistake was fixed. Everybody goes home to their families, so it was a pretty good day.



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