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Animated reenactment of Air Canada's near-disaster at SFO

Animated reenactment of Air Canada's near-disaster at SFO

(1:15) At 11:56 pm on 7 July 2017, an Air Canada plane almost landed on a taxiway with four planes queuing, instead of the runway at San Francisco International Airport. The incident is under investigation.

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Guest: (125 days ago)

If they insist on calling the runway on the left 'Right' then it was going to happen sooner or later

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If they insist on calling the runway on the left 'Right' then it was going to happen sooner or later

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (125 days ago)

What are you talking about? There are two runways. 28L and 28R (Left and Right). The 28 refers to the direction of the runway. The problem was that the plane attempted to land on Taxiway C instead of 28R.

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What are you talking about? There are two runways. 28L and 28R (Left and Right). The 28 refers to the direction of the runway. The problem was that the plane attempted to land on Taxiway C instead of 28R.

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Guest: (125 days ago)

Real tricky concept.

Runway 28 RIGHT is on the LEFT of the taxiway.

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Real tricky concept.

Runway 28 RIGHT is on the LEFT of the taxiway.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (125 days ago)

True and it's on the left of some water too. That means nothing. It's on the left of many things.

All pilots carry a book of all the airports that show where the runways are and what they are called. How to use the book is taught on day 1 of their training when they started using a single prop cesna 20 years ago before they made their way up to the commercial flights. Hree's a link to the page they must have with them. LINK

They usually use an ILS approach which has a detailed procedure too. See this link. LINK

Edit: Links don't work so copy and paste them in:

flightaware.com/resources /airport/SFO/APD/AIRPORT+ DIAGRAM/pdf

flightaware.com/resources /airport/SFO/IAP/ILS+RWY+ 28R+(CAT+II+-+III)/pdf

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True and it's on the left of some water too. That means nothing. It's on the left of many things.

All pilots carry a book of all the airports that show where the runways are and what they are called. How to use the book is taught on day 1 of their training when they started using a single prop cesna 20 years ago before they made their way up to the commercial flights. Hree's a link to the page they must have with them. LINK

They usually use an ILS approach which has a detailed procedure too. See this link. LINK

Edit: Links don't work so copy and paste them in:

flightaware.com/resources /airport/SFO/APD/AIRPORT+ DIAGRAM/pdf

flightaware.com/resources /airport/SFO/IAP/ILS+RWY+ 28R+(CAT+II+-+III)/pdf

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Guest: (125 days ago)

He nearly lands on a straight parallel stretch of tarmac a few meters to the RIGHT of where he was suposed to land and he is told to land on 28 RIGHT. You think that mistake is as easy as landing on water? Glad your not a pilot.

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He nearly lands on a straight parallel stretch of tarmac a few meters to the RIGHT of where he was suposed to land and he is told to land on 28 RIGHT. You think that mistake is as easy as landing on water? Glad your not a pilot.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (125 days ago)

Well, he was a pilot and should have known better. How many landings do you think go right every day without people trying to land on the taxiway? Obviously a whole lot more successes than that idiot pilot's mistake.

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Well, he was a pilot and should have known better. How many landings do you think go right every day without people trying to land on the taxiway? Obviously a whole lot more successes than that idiot pilot's mistake.

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Foolish American design and planning strikes again

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Foolish American design and planning strikes again

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Guest: USA Pilot (125 days ago)

That's Canadian pilots for you.

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That's Canadian pilots for you.

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Guest: e53 (124 days ago)

SFO airport design is not that good.

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SFO airport design is not that good.

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