ATC Mistakes Sent 777 Towards California Mountain, NTSB Finds
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May 15, 2019 - by Sean Broderick for aviationweek.com
WASHINGTON—An air traffic controller's errant instruction to turn left instead of right towards an assigned heading during a rare departure pattern out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) led an EVA Air Boeing 777 to within hundreds of feet of a mountain peak topped with large antennas, an NTSB investigation found.
The incident took place Dec. 16, 2016. Weather at the time was overcast with steady rain and visibility of about 1,000 ft.
The weather and winds had the ...
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