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Feds warn pilots not to land at wrong airport
CNBC ^ | March 26, 2014 | Philip LeBeau

Posted on 03/28/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT by EveningStar

It's the type of safety alert that makes you chuckle and say, "Seriously, they need to be reminded of this?"

Apparently, the National Transportation Safety Board thinks pilots do need to be reminded their job is to make it to the proper destination.

So the NTSB has issued a safety alert warning pilots not to land at the wrong airport.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: aviation; ntsb

1 posted on 03/28/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 03/28/2014 12:57:17 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

3 posted on 03/28/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: EveningStar

Happens often here in NY near Stewart Int’l.
Aircraft line up to land on my jobsite.
Waiting for the day someone doesn’t figure out that those are light poles they are looking at.
They also line up on Orange County Airport just around the corner.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 1:00:15 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: EveningStar

I wonder if Obama is going to draw another line for this too ?


5 posted on 03/28/2014 1:01:13 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: EveningStar

Any student Naval aviator who did this in flight school would have been washed out that day. In the fleet it would have resulted in a Field Flight Performance Board with the aviator losing his wings.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 1:02:14 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Darksheare

Back when I worked for the Chicago Transit Authority, we used to tell our Rail Supervisors to instruct their motormen not to run into the train in front of them.

Looks like we should have told them to instruct them about bumping posts and escalators, too.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Ouch.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 1:05:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: EveningStar

Also remember the wheels are on the bottom of the plane, like you know “dirty side down” -


9 posted on 03/28/2014 1:11:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: EveningStar

In a related story, at least one airport is being considered for federal action for impersonating another airport. /s


10 posted on 03/28/2014 1:13:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: rjsimmon

...unless his last name was McCain.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 1:14:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: EveningStar

Gee, how'd I end up in Ireland?

12 posted on 03/28/2014 1:15:07 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Where did you get that paper? My beloved Dodgers were 1 for 13? Egads, no wonder they left Brooklyn...


13 posted on 03/28/2014 1:22:55 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: driftdiver

That right there is funny.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: EveningStar

Warning to all shang-hai’d 777s.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 1:25:56 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: EveningStar
Feds warn pilots not to land at wrong airport

Isn't that like showing up at the wrong house?

Nothing a SWAT decal couldn't remedy.

16 posted on 03/28/2014 1:26:25 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: rjsimmon

It’s in the Wiki article on Wrong Way Corrigan. Pretty cool, huh!


17 posted on 03/28/2014 1:28:53 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: EveningStar

Nothing new under the sun.

http://thesheridanpress.com/?p=16525


18 posted on 03/28/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

Sage advice to a student driver: “never go through a red light unless the car in front of you goes through.”


19 posted on 03/28/2014 1:47:53 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

Can you say “ Cheech and Chong in the Pilot’s seat???”


20 posted on 03/28/2014 1:54:28 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: EveningStar

21 posted on 03/28/2014 2:02:03 PM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: EveningStar

What’s the nav for?


22 posted on 03/28/2014 2:41:16 PM PDT by DallasDeb ((usafa06mom))
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To: EveningStar

Reminds me of a slogan the California Department of Vehicles had up on their office walls a few years back. “Steering is Not Enough!”


23 posted on 03/28/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: driftdiver

So he DOES exist!


24 posted on 03/29/2014 1:03:06 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: EveningStar

25 posted on 03/29/2014 1:18:28 AM PDT by xp38
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To: SkyDancer

gear up landing, there are those that have and those that will and there is no one left so I’ve heard.

I’ve avoided it so far!


26 posted on 03/29/2014 1:25:46 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

First thing you do in a gear up landing is put the gear down switch to the down position before the FAA shows up.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 6:48:07 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Darksheare

A lot of these wrong airport landings occur at night, when on a visual approach, at a nearby airport with same runway alignment. Pilot will see the rotating beacon of the wrong airport, think its the right airport, and fly to the wrong airport.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 6:50:19 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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