Alert: Air Traffic Controller Averts Collision of Airbus A320 with Bombardier Challenger 350 - EasyJet Flight Begins Takeoff Before Receiving All-Clear
Right into the path of a Bombardier Corporate Jet on Approach to Land
November 7, 2018 - by Times of Israel
Right into the path of a Bombardier Challenger 350 Corporate Jet on Approach to Land
A potentially disastrous collision between two planes at Ben Gurion International Airport was prevented on Tuesday when an alert air traffic controller called back an easyJet plane that was about to take off without receiving permission from the tower.
According to airport officials, the plane, an Airbus A320 passenger jet headed for Nice, France, began accelerating down the runway before receiving the all-clear to do so from the control tower.
At the same moment, another plane, a Bombardier Challenger 350 corporate jet, was approaching an intersecting runway for landing...