Mon, May 05, 2003
Two Aircraft Is Too Many On Heathrow Runway
A British Airways carrying more than 300 passengers narrowly
missed colliding with a company Bae-146 Sunday at London's Heathrow
Airport. None of the passengers was hurt, but the crew flying the
747-400 has a story to tell.
Seems the 747-400, inbound to Heathrow from Toulouse, France,
was on short final when the cockpit crew noticed the company
traffic still on the runway and moving very slowly. At the last
second, the pilot of the 747, Flight BA 084 from Vancouver (BC),
put the throttles to the stop and executed a go-around.
"It was one of the closest calls the crew had seen and they will
be filing a report," an unnamed source at Heathrow told iNews
A spokesman for the airline said the jumbo jet never came closer
than three-quarters of a mile and 300 feet of the BAE-146. But
witnesses beg to differ, saying the two aircraft came within feet
of one another.
"That will form part of the investigation into the incident,"
said the BA spokeswoman.
Aircraft Is Reported To Be Less Than 2 Months Old A nearly brand new Mooney Acclaim, N608MR (pix shown, courtesy of Lakeland FD), was lost in lakeland just prior to the start of th>[...]
Also: BD-22L Accident, CRS-6 First Stage Landing, Gogo/NetJets, Air Canada, Cessna Citation M2, GAMA Hails UK The Mooney International production line seems to be rolling smoothly >[...]
Progressive Aerodyne Does it All -- Land, Sea and Sky! Explore 'no limits' living in the newly FAA certified Searey Elite Amphibious Light Sport Airplane. This distinctive aircraft>[...]
SnF2015 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products in>[...]
Donation Allows Students, Aviation Enthusiasts, Visitors To See Dreamliner Displayed In Arizona Elected and community leaders and Boeing officials joined together today to celebrat>[...]