A flight crew abruptly halted a touchdown at Hollywood Burbank Airport Wednesday after an air visitors controller cleared one other airplane to depart forward of them, based on preliminary info obtained by NBC Information.
Mesa Airways Flight 5826 was about to land at about 7 p.m. on the San Fernando Valley airport when a SkyWest Airways airplane was cleared for departure forward of them, the Federal Aviation Administration instructed NBC Information within the preliminary assertion.
The SkyWest Airways Embraer E175 was cleared for takeoff on Runway 33. The approaching Mesa Bombardier CRJ900 was lower than 1 mile from the runway, the FAA mentioned.
The Mesa pilot climbed out of the method because the SkyWest airplane departed. The Mesa crew was then instructed by air visitors management to take a course away from the SkyWest airplane.
“The Mesa pilot discontinued the touchdown and initiated a climb out,” the FAA mentioned in a press release. “In the meantime, the SkyWest plane continued with its departure, which prompted an automatic alert to sound on the flight deck of the Mesa plane. The controller instructed the Mesa crew to show to a course that took it away from the opposite plane.”
The FAA is investigating what’s the newest in a string of obvious mix-ups at airports across the nation that embody a number of near-misses. The FAA’s performing administrator has known as for an business security summit in March to deal with the incidents.