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Ntsb Releases Tape Of Incursion At LAX

Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:09 pm

On a clear day in Los Angeles last August there was a close call that almost ended in disaster. Tuesday, the NTSB released animation and radio transmissions, revealing a Southwest 737 cleared for takeoff on the very runway that an Asiana 747 arriving from South Korea had been cleared to land.

The planes got within 12 seconds and 145 feet of each other, before the Asiana pilot aborted his landing, and a third pilot jumped on the radio. At the last moment, the controller realized his mistake and ordered Southwest to abort take-off.

"If the weather had been less than perfect or had it been nighttime, we may have had a very different outcome," says NTSB investigator Sandy Rowlett.

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[Edited 2004-11-10 08:12:44]
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RE: Ntsb Releases Tape Of Incursion At LAX

Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:20 pm

This was a very scary incident.. I have to wonder why the 744 was cleared to land on 24L instead of 24R. Typically the north runway complex lands 24R and departs 24L.

It'll make me look twice when I'm jumpseating in the cockpit..
Maintain 2300 until Boiler, cleared for the VOR-A approach, report BATLE inbound..
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RE: Ntsb Releases Tape Of Incursion At LAX

Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:57 pm

I witnessed the incident back in August and was standing at the threshold of 24L. What happened was that the tower was on a shift change and the controller that had put Asiana on 24L didn't tell the next controller about the runway switch. Fortunately, the Asiana 747 saw the Southwest plane and hit the gas.
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RE: Ntsb Releases Tape Of Incursion At LAX

Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:18 pm

Not sure i'd use the term "hit the .." anything :P

"he sped up and got out of there"

planes don't do well when they hit other objects!
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RE: Ntsb Releases Tape Of Incursion At LAX

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:23 pm

That video was amazing, I find it hard to believe that can happen. If you are going through a shift change why not wait till the planes you have cleared have either taken off or landed?
Hey that guy with the private jet can bail us out! Why? HE CAN AFFORD IT!

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