FAA changes San Francisco landing procedures after Air Canada A320 near miss
Controllers had cleared the pilots to land on runway 28R, but they lined up on the parallel taxiway C
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17 AUGUST, 2017 BY: JON HEMMERDINGER - FlightGlobal
The Federal Aviation Administration has modified nighttime landing procedures and control tower staffing requirements at San Francisco International airport following a close call last month involving an Air Canada Airbus A320.
Controllers at the airport will no longer permit pilots to perform visual approaches at night "when an adjacent parallel runway is closed", the agency tells FlightGlobal.
"When these conditions prevail, our controllers issue pilots instrument landing system approaches or satellite-based approaches, which help pilots line up for the correct runway," says the FAA in a statement.
The agency adds that...
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