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San Francisco airport: Picture shows how close landing plane was to causing 'the worst aviation disaster in history'

05:59 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

San Francisco airport: Picture shows how close landing plane was to causing 'the worst aviation disaster in history'A picture and audio recording of a plane that almost crash landed into a busy taxiway has shed more light on what one aviation expert said could have been the “greatest aviation disaster in history”. Air Canada Flight 759 was moments way from tragedy as it approached San Francisco International Airport, mistaking the taxiway for the runway, before pilots pulled the plane up again at just 18 metres above the ground to try another landing. United Airlines pilots queuing at the front of the taxiway alerted air traffic controllers, and Philippine Airlines pilots in the plane behind switched on their landing lights to signal danger.


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