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 Air Canada again Oct 2017 
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Post Air Canada again Oct 2017
Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating an incident at San Francisco International Airport involving an Air Canada plane that appeared to have a radio communication breakdown while landing.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said air traffic control cleared Flight 781, an Airbus A320, to land on Runway 28R on Sunday night. The Air Canada crew acknowledged the instruction when they were about six miles away from the airport, Gregor said.

"The tower controller subsequently instructed the Air Canada crew multiple times to execute a go-around because he was not certain that a preceding arrival would be completely clear of the runway before the Air Canada jet reached the runway threshold," Gregor said, adding the crew onboard the plan did not acknowledge any of the controller's instructions.

A supervisor then resorted to using a red light gun to alert the Air Canada flight to go around. Gregor said flashing a light gun is standard protocol when an air crew is not responding to radio instructions.

Source: Air Canada Crew Says Radio Didn't Work During SFO Landing: FAA - NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/FA ... z4wQpoqtpn


Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:28 pm
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Post Re: Air Canada again Oct 2017
Air Canada 781



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Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:57 pm
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Post Re: Air Canada again Oct 2017
Only AirCan at SFO having this problem? Does your research turn up more stats regarding how many times a light gun is used at airports?


Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:28 pm
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I don't think it happening often. This was basically not monitoring the radio frequency (likely) when a situation arose due to a slow aircraft after landing. Had the aircraft not been there it most likely would likely go unnoticed.


Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:45 am
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Post Re: Air Canada again Oct 2017
As a kid, we would listen in on airplane traffic. I think they acknowleged us a few times.

Traffic should be encrypted.


Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:27 am
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