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United And Alaska Airlines Aborted Landing In San Francisco To Avoid Hitting Southwest Airlines Jet

On May 19, a United Airlines flight was forced to abort landing in order to avoid a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 on the runway. Then an Alaska Airlines jet aborted its landing, too. Air traffic control called out the Southwest pilot – “you shouldn’t be on the runway” – yet the FAA dismisses this in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle saying that there was no runway incursion (because of the aborted landings!) and that they “looked into the incident and determined the appropriate steps… (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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WestJet's inaugural Detroit flight

Yesterday evening, May 26th 2023, WestJet flew its inaugural flight to Detroit metro, DTW. WestJet flight 1578 departed Calgary intl, YYC around 130PM mountain time. C-FUCS, the Boeing 737-800 operating the flight would arrive in Detroit 3 hours and 40 minutes later around 715 pm Eastern time and park at the McNamara terminals gate A5. After a short turnaround time around 845pm the aircraft would leave Detroit as flight 1579 back to Calgary. WestJet marks the 3rd new carrier to add Detroit to… (www.youtube.com) More...

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Wrong fuel tank cap leads to accident

The pilot reported that during the preflight inspection, he filled the Piper J-4A’s forward (main) fuel tank to about 1 inch below the top and noted that the auxiliary fuel tank contained 4 gallons of fuel. The pilot used a stick to “dip” the two fuel tanks and validate the amount of fuel in them. The pilot planned on departing from North Omaha Airport (3NO) in Nebraska for flight operations in the airport’s traffic pattern. Before the takeoff, the fuel selector was positioned for the forward… (generalaviationnews.com) More...


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