Near Collision Over Norfolk, VA, Draws FAA Response | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **

Thu, May 10, 2012

Near Collision Over Norfolk, VA, Draws FAA Response

Military, Civilian Aircraft Involved In The Incident

A US Airways commuter plane and a Navy E2 Hawkeye came within about a mile of colliding on February 9th, eliciting a response from the FAA.

The two airplanes closed to within a mile of each other before the US Airways aircraft reportedly made a quick turn to avoid the collision, according to a report appearing on television station WVEC.

The FAA issued a statement Monday, saying "As a result of the team's review, the FAA has taken steps to improve some procedures, and streamline coordination between tower and radar controllers.  The military procedure in use when the incident occurred still is suspended."

The civilian controller involved was removed from operational duties after it was revealed that the civilian pilot was not alerted that there was another plane in the vicinity. He received "skill enhancement training" and has been returned to duty status.

The FAA says the confusion arose when two controllers in different towers were communicating with both aircraft. The agency said the civilian approach controller should have been the sole point of contact for both airplanes.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-qu>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.24.14)

“The NASA Student Launch – now in its 15th year – has engaged hundreds of students and educators in real-world scenarios that solve complex engineering challenges>[...]

Aero-TV: GOGO Business Aviation -- Communicating at the Speed of Flight

Airborne Communications Are One Of The Strengths Of Business Aviation At NBAA2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of airborne communication. Ther>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements>[...]

R44 Helicopters Show Up In Iran

Reportedly Purchased Through 'Dealers' Despite Embargo An Iranian company has acquired four Robinson R44 helicopters despite international trade sanctions against that country due >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC