12 October 2018
The Seattle Times reports that the NTSB “issued a final report Thursday on the incident in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the ground at San Francisco International Airport.” According to the agency, the incident underscores the need to report dangerous aviation incidents more quickly in order to preserve crucial evidence. The Air Canada pilots were “slow to report the incident to superiors,” by which time “the plane had made another flight and the cockpit voice recording of the close call was recorded over.” The NTSB believes that the recording “could have helped investigators understand why the Air Canada pilots missed the runway and were about to land on a taxiway where four other planes were idling before they aborted their landing.” The NTSB is considering “recommending that cockpit recorders capture the last 25 hours of flying time, up from two hours under current rules.” (Image: American Airlines flight departs Dallas/Ft. Worth. Credit: TXZeiss | Wikimedia Commons)
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