Mar 13, 2007

Someone's lucky day...


The air traffic control system is designed with many checks and cross-checks to prevent accidents. But, like pilots, air traffic controllers sometimes make mistakes. An old aviation adage says: I'd rather be lucky than good. This day, everyone was very very lucky:

Animation of a Close Call!
http://www.ntsb.gov/Events/2006/MostWantedFed/AnimationDescription.htm

NTSB prelim report
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20061115X01674&key=2


Aerial photos, charts, and improvement plans for ORD:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Hare_International_Airport

1 comment:

ChtroumfReacteur said...

Here is another one between 2 747s on 14R.

I hope ORD's lucky tanks are still more than half full.