Lighting should have made pilots aware of potential disaster
Researchers who blatantly look at the narrow call that involves a passenger plane that hit the ground plane at San Francisco International Airport will try to determine why the pilots have made such a mistake rookie and almost landed in a road traffic Intense instead of the track.
Air Canada The plane with 140 people on board arrived less than 100 feet to crash into the first two planes filled with passengers ready to take off.
The tracks are filled with rows of white lights and other lights system on the side of the guide track helps the drivers to their offspring.
However, taxiways have blue lights at the edges and green lights at the center.
“Lighting is different for good reason,” said Steven Wallace, a former director of accident investigation at the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Some of these visual errors are hard to believe, but one team stops thinking” This is the clue “and this is not the case.”
Then there is the radio transmission in which one of the Air Canada pilots seemed puzzled to see what appeared to be another light aircraft on the runway.
Safety experts said it would have led the crew to halt their approach long before they have done so.
When investigators interview pilots, they will focus on understanding how mistakes occurred “and why they did not understand the sequence of errors,” said John Cox, security consultant and former pilot airline.
Researchers will examine the drivers’ use of automated flight systems, their manual flight skills and their interaction with uncertainty, he said.
National Council of Transportation Safety Researchers in the United States can occur this weekend and interview the traffic of pilots and air controllers, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday.
The information from the flight data recorder will be examined, telling you the exact location of the aircraft and how it has been administered.
They also listen to the voice recorder in the cockpit, which may indicate if the pilots have focused on their work or distracted.
The Canada Transportation Safety Card said that the Air Canada aircraft had skimmed only 100 feet on top of two standby aircraft.
After an air traffic controller ordered them to leave the landing, the pilots fired their Airbus A320, just in time, in circles and landed on the correct runway. There were no injuries.
The summary of the Canadian agency was the first official version of the danger of the situation.
An Air Canada spokesman said he could not comment because the incident is under investigation. She refused to describe the amount of pilot experience.
A recording of radio calls between the pilots and the control tower detected the uncertainty in the cockpit of Air Canada when the plane approached shortly before midnight on July 7.
One of the pilot radioed the tower that saw the lights – presumably other aircraft – on the runway. An air traffic controller has assured him that the runway was clear.
After a pilot apparently one of the ground planes said that the Air Canada aircraft was heading directly to the taxiway, a driver instructing the Air Canada crew to stop the landing.