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ID:

319

Date:

2008-07-07

Headline:

'Go-arounds' result in close calls at airports

Reporter's name:

David Porter

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Newark, NJ

Summary:

Records obtained by the AP under FOIA, coupled with NTSB records, allowed the AP to evaluate air-traffic control practices and safety measures at American airports. The AP found that airplane pilots executed over 1,500 "go-arounds" in the last six months of 2007. Although NTSB records show no crashes or mid-air collisions in the last thirty years as a result of go-arounds, the FAA could impose additional precautions to reduce such risks, as demonstrated by examples from airport experience.

Notes:

The AP used FOIA to obtain air-traffic control tower logs and summaries from eight of the nation's busiest airports. These records showed the incidence of evasive maneuvers used by pilots, at the advice of air-traffic controllers, to ease congestion and avert collisions.

Keywords:

FAA, airplane, security, safety, FOIA, transportation, air traffic

Impact:

FAA announcers runway safety measures http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/07/14/runway.safety.ap/index.html

URL:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/jul/07/go-arounds-result-in-close-calls-at-airports/


Agencies:

FAA
NTSB
OSC

States:

MI
NJ
NY
TN

Categories:

air safety
FOIA
transportation


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