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Why No Surveillence Video?

Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:28 am

Todays recent Comair accident brings to mind a question that's been on my mind since the AF A340 accident last August.

Why don't airports have cameras installed to just do a video loop of the runways and surrounding area? It seems this would provide SOME useful information to the NTSB, FAA etc when investigating.

I appologize if this seems stupid....I just thought I'd ask.
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sevenair
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RE: Why No Surveillence Video?

Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:05 am

yeah, with a significant amount of accidents happening within 1km of the runway, this could be helpful
 
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RE: Why No Surveillence Video?

Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:20 am

....and/or encourage more spotting/photog. activity!
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sevenair
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RE: Why No Surveillence Video?

Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:23 am

yeah - would be cheaper to just let us photogaph planes more easily! save on installing the CCTV - plus better quality images. In fact, the two films of concord on fire were done by passers by, one of which was a spotter!

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