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Tue, Nov 15, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.15.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"I believe the problem's fixed. We haven't had an unsafe landing on Taxiway Tango yet. Every one of them was wrong, and every one of them should not have happened, but they were not unsafe."

Source: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Manager Mark Coates, commenting on safety programs in place to prevent crews in landing aircraft from mistaking Runway 16R/34L with nearby Taxiway Tango. At least eight aircraft have confused the 180-ft wide taxiway with the 200-ft runway since 1999, and three have landed on the taxiway.

FMI: www.airnav.com/airports/KSEA

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