Tue, Aug 15, 2006
Fixed Much Sooner This Time
What, again? For the second time in
a week, one of the instrument landing systems at LAX went on the
fritz... reducing to about half the rate of landing operations at
As was the case last week,
the problem is the localizer on runway 25-Right. A spokesman for
the FAA says the ILS went down at about 10 am Pacific time Monday
morning, and was back on the air within 45-minutes.
Arrivals were delayed up to 45-minutes and flights within an
hours' radius were held on the ground for about a half-hour.
The situation was somewhat mitigated by the weather. Unlike the
first time this happened, back on August 7, the weather Monday was
clear, with good visibility... allowing pilots to make visual
approaches to the runway.
And, it appears, the sole technician in Los Angeles capable of
repairing the ILS was somewhat closer to the airport than was the
case last week... when just getting to the troubled equipment took
more than two hours.
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