The Latest: California official seeks update from Air Canada
Jul. 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a near-collision at San Francisco airport (all times local):
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says he wants Air Canada to inform passengers of the results of any investigation into a near-collision and disaster July 7 at San Francisco International Airport.
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday that an Air Canada jet was descending toward a taxiway holding four other planes rather than the assigned runway, narrowly avoiding disaster at the airport.
Jones was a passenger on the plane.
He says in a letter to Air Canada that passengers were not told what was happening, instead, the pilot "made a nonchalant announcement that he had to go around due to traffic at the airport."
Federal investigators confirm that an Air Canada jet was descending toward a taxiway holding four other planes rather than the assigned runway and narrowly avoided disaster at San Francisco International Airport.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it interviewed the captain of the Air Canada plane, will talk to the co-pilot Tuesday and finish talking to air traffic controllers by Wednesday.
The NTSB says the Air Canada Airbus A320 was cleared to land on runway 28R but instead lined up its approach for a parallel taxiway, which four other airliners were using to get in position to take off.
The NTSB says the Air Canada jet descended to less than 100 feet above the ground and flew over another plane before aborting the landing on July 7.