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False Tcas Reports At JFK  
User currently offlinecanyonblue17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 588 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Several aircraft departing from JFK this evening have reported "false TCAS" indications on the climb out according to the tower. TCAS is the Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System. Any idea what could cause this? Does it pose any risk in such a busy airspace?

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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 10738 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Ships carry transponders that are often seen on TCAS systems on aircraft. Also when the navy is in town, they may have an aircraft on the deck on standby.

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User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months ago) and read 2259 times:

Quoting canyonblue17 (Thread starter):
Any idea what could cause this? Does it pose any risk in such a busy airspace?

The biggest risk from the false alarms is that repeated instances may cause a sub-conscious sense of complacence to develop amongst pilots.

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