February 8, 1991 |
An air traffic controller told federal investigators that last week's Los Angeles airport disaster occurred after she mistook a commuter plane on a taxiway for a similar SkyWest plane that was sitting on a runway, officials reported Thursday. The unidentified controller also told investigators in a three-hour interview Wednesday that she cleared a USAir Boeing 737 for landing on the same runway because she did not see the SkyWest plane.
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September 9, 2009 |
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 with about 50 passengers on board lost a tire during landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, but the incident did not delay flight operations, although one runway was closed temporarily, authorities said. LAX officials said Flight 341 from Las Vegas lost one of two tires on the right main landing gear after it touched down shortly before noon. The plane, which landed safely, stopped on a taxiway between the two northern runways at LAX instead of proceeding to the gate.
April 10, 1989 |
The wing of a Delta Air Lines jet scraped the tail of an American Airlines plane on a taxiway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, causing slight damage to both at the end of California flights. Both airlines today described the incident as minor. There were no injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified. Airlines spokesmen said American Flight 472 had just arrived from Sacramento on Sunday night and was taxiing toward the terminal ahead of Delta Flight 90, which had just arrived from Los Angeles.
November 8, 1986 |
Shortly before a private plane mistakenly landed on a taxiway and slammed into a commercial jetliner at Tampa International Airport in Florida, two other pilots decided against landing because of poor visibili t y, government sources said Friday. The pilot of the small Piper Apache, a veteran Eastern Airlines captain, was killed in the collision early Thursday and several of the 23 people aboard the Pan American World Airways Boeing 727 were slightly injured.
June 11, 1989
In "Consumer Report" May 28, Jack Adler should have considered obtaining comments from qualified airline pilots regarding "time spent on the runway." To suggest that planes hold for such lengthy time periods on the runway (1 hour and 15 minutes) is bordering on misinformation. Airline aircraft hold at the gate until cleared by ground control to push back or taxi out of the gate. They then are cleared to taxi via the taxiway to the appropriate runway. Any holds for take-off are held on the taxiway.
November 6, 1986 |
A twin-engine aircraft slammed into a Pan American World Airways jet on a fog-shrouded airport taxiway today and burst into flames, killing the lone occupant of the small plane, officials said. One witness said the pilot of the Piper Aztec, an off-duty Eastern Airlines captain apparently landing despite orders to stay away, began screaming in terror when the jetliner loomed out of the fog before him. The small plane exploded after skidding beneath the jet and came to rest about 30 yards away.