Kansas City, Missouri

HomeMissouriKansas City

Email Brett Emison Brett Emison on LinkedIn Brett Emison on Twitter Brett Emison on Facebook Brett Emison on Avvo
Brett Emison
Brett Emison
Attorney • (800) 397-4910

Near Miss At Reagan Int’l Airport: 3 US Airways Jets Avoid Last-Second Collision

Comments Off

ABC News reported that 3 US Air commuter jets nearly avoided a mid-air collision at Reagan International Airport in Washington, DC after air traffic controllers modified approach vectors due to a passing thunderstorm without telling controllers at the airport.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

The FAA confirmed the near-miss, saying to ABC News, "The FAA is investigating the incident and will take appropriate action to address the miscommunication."

Commuter jets like those involved in this incident are often operated by a small, regional airline that contract with a larger airline to provide commuter service under the legacy airline's banner. While safety and training has been an issue with some regional airlines, the pilots and local air traffic controllers in this incident acted swiftly to avoid a catastrophe.

(c) Copyright 2012 Brett A. Emison

Follow @BrettEmison on Twitter.