Close-Plane Mishap Rattled Air Traffic Controllers

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report describes a chaotic scene in an airport tower after controllers mistakenly flew three planes too close to each other near the nation's capital. It says some controllers were rattled afterward.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what happened on July 31 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

It released a 14-page report Wednesday that confirms some of what investigators had already said, including that miscommunication led to the too-close flights.

The report also provides more detail about what happened when air controllers cleared two outbound flights to head in the direction of an incoming plane.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 168650026 - kolotv.com/a?a=168650026
Gray Television, Inc.