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August 30, 2006

Controller's Back Was Turned When Jet Took Wrong Runway

Topics: National News

Incredibly, 49 people perished in a fire because a controller failed to see the plane was on the wrong runway - he wasn't even looking:

The lone air traffic controller on duty the morning Comair Flight 5191 crashed cleared the jet for takeoff, then turned his back to do some "administrative duties" as the aircraft veered down the wrong runway, a federal investigator said Tuesday.

... The air traffic controller had an unobstructed view of the runways and had cleared the aircraft for takeoff from the longer runway (but was not looking when the plane went down the wrong runway)

Hat tip - Harry Owens

Posted by Richard at August 30, 2006 10:40 AM

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