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  • FAA investigates ANOTHER Air Canada incident at San Francisco Airport (tr)

    10/24/2017 2:13:31 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/2017 | James Gordon
    The Federal Aviation Authority is investigating why an Air Canada plane ignored repeated orders by an air traffic controller at San Francisco International Airport to abort a landing over the weekend. Air Canada flight 781 from Montreal was given initial clearance to land but the air traffic controller then gave six orders to 'go around' and abort its landing because it believed another plane may still have been on the runway. The pilot landed the plane anyway.
  • NTSB data: Air Canada plane barely missed taxiing airliners

    08/03/2017 9:37:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | Steve Almasy and Jon Ostrower, and Cheri Mossburg
    An Air Canada Airbus A320 attempting to land last month in San Francisco very narrowly avoided hitting several other taxiing airliners... As it approached San Francisco International Airport to land on July 7, Air Canada Flight 759 mistakenly lined up with a taxiway where four planes were waiting, instead of a runway. The captain of the Airbus A320 aborted the landing.... ... As Flight 759 passed over the first airliner, a United Airlines Boeing 787, the Air Canada crew aborted its landing. The crew commanded full power from the engines. At that point, it was just 85 feet above the...
  • Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

    07/11/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Matthias Gafni, Bay Area News Group
    SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. An air traffic controller sent the descending Air Canada Airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull up and...
  • United accidentally strands New Zealand man at SFO without wallet or passport

    05/25/2017 6:07:52 AM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    sfgate ^ | 05/24/2017 | Alyssa Pereira
    A New Zealand man named Ben Kepes unwittingly found himself without his passport, wallet, and entire carry on bag at the San Francisco International Airport this week after a flight attendant mistakenly thought his luggage was left behind by a previous flier. Kepes, who has been recounting the ordeal on Twitter, says his bag was underneath his Business Class seat while he was working on his laptop before a flight from Nashville to San Francisco when it was removed without his knowledge. As he writes, it wasn't until he was arriving at SFO that he noticed the bag was gone.
  • SFO adds therapy pig to greet travelers

    12/05/2016 5:51:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 12/5/16 | Beth Spotswood
    Believe it or not, adorable dogs aren't for everyone. That's one of the reasons why the San Francisco International Airport has added a new member to its four-legged "Wag Brigade" - a pig named LiLou. SFO's Wag Brigade allows SPCA animals certified by the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program to greet and comfort hurried travelers as they arrive, depart, or languish through a layover. LiLou is the program's first pig.
  • Dominican sisters walk out of class over LGBT “Day of Silence”

    04/27/2015 3:39:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 23, 2015 | Catherine Harmon
    “We went home because the Catholic school and faith that we love was being compromised.” Image via Wikipedia Five Dominican sisters who teach at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California walked out of class on Friday of last week when it became evident that some students at the school were participating in a national “Day of Silence” for LGBT youth. “We went home on Friday because what happened was inappropriate,” the sisters explained in an email sent to Marin Catholic students over the weekend. “We went home because we were made to feel uncomfortable and used for another’s agenda. We went home because...
  • City of San Fran. tells archbishop his school reform is discriminatory: considering legal action

    03/09/2015 1:24:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 9, 2015
    URGENT: Sign a petition to support San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone!SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors says the archbishop’s effort to ensure the city’s Catholic schools uphold their faith is discriminatory, and one member of the board says the city is considering legal action.At the same time, a reported 80 percent of teachers in the archdiocese’s four Catholic high schools have sent a petition to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that accuses him of fostering “mistrust and fear.”“We believe the recently proposed handbook language is harmful to our community and creates an atmosphere of mistrust and fear,”...
  • San Francisco placed on high alert after terror threat

    08/04/2013 8:32:18 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 185 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/4/13 | Lilian Kim
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens Local authorities are not going into specifics but the San Francisco Police Department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS. The SFPD says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. They say they have...
  • Photos of Asiana Flight 214 removal (Bandwidth warning)

    07/31/2013 9:56:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    7-25-2013
    Here are some really good photos of the crashed Boeing 777 known as Asiana Flight 214.These include pics of the interior, exterior, landing gear, engines, and removal and loading process.
  • Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco

    07/31/2013 11:02:00 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 39 replies
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal aviation officials have advised all foreign airlines to use a GPS system instead of visual reckoning and cockpit instruments when landing at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly Asiana Airlines crash.</p>
  • Asiana Pilot Says a Flash of Light Blinded Him Just Before Landing

    07/10/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT · by knak · 80 replies
    KQED ^ | 7/10/2013 | Katrina Schwartz
    The flying pilot of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 told National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials that he was "blinded" temporarily by a flash of light at 500 feet, or 34 seconds before impact -- about the same time the pilots realized they were flying too low and going too slow. The NTSB doesn't know what caused the flash, and is continuing to investigate. At Wednesday's NTSB briefing, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman released information from the board's investigation. She detailed who was on the crew, the communications between air traffic control and the Asiana pilots, and the plane's evacuation. Evacuation delayed...
  • ‘Sum Ting Wong’: Local news channel reporting on Asiana crash gets punk’d — hard [video]

    07/12/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/12/2013 | Patrick1
    I don't care who you are, that's funny! Larry The Cable Guy.
  • Video shows plane's moment of impact

    07/07/2013 1:49:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 106 replies
    cnn ^ | July 7, 2012 | Fred Hayes
    Sarah Barracuda posted this link to another thread. Asked that someone post a thread
  • Crew to speak about Asiana crash in San Francisco

    07/10/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by oxcart · 5 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Flight attendants from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed over the weekend are expected to speak about the ordeal. A news conference has been scheduled at San Francisco International Airport for Wednesday afternoon. At least one crew member already has spoken to reporters.
  • Flight attendant sensed plane was in trouble, 'felt a bang'

    07/08/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 18 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | Jack Chang and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press
    The evacuation of Asiana flight 214 began badly. Even before the mangled jetliner began filling with smoke, two evacuation slides on the doors inflated inside the cabin instead of outside, pinning two flight attendants to the floor. Cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye, apparently the last person to leave the burning plane, said crew members deflated the slides with axes to rescue their colleagues, one of whom seemed to be choking beneath the weight of a slide. It was just one of the moments of drama described Sunday by Lee of a remarkable evacuation that saved 305 of the 307 people on...
  • Pilot was attempting his first Boeing 777 landing at San Francisco airport, airline says

    07/08/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-8-2013 | FoxNews
    Asiana Airlines said Monday that the pilot in control of the Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco Saturday had little experience flying that type of plane and was landing one for the first time at that airport. Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin told the Associated Press Monday that Lee Gang-guk was trying to get used to the 777 during Saturday's crash landing. She says the pilot had nearly 10,000 hours flying other planes, including the Boeing 747, but had only 43 hours on the 777. Hyomin told Reuters that co-pilot Lee Jeong-min has 3,220 hours of flying experience with the...
  • Asiana says pilot of crashed plane was in training

    07/07/2013 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2013 | by Hyunjoo Jin
    Asiana Airlines Inc said the pilot in charge of landing the Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport on Saturday was training for the long-range plane and that it was his first flight to the airport with the jet. "It was Lee Kang-kook's maiden flight to the airport with the jet... He was in training. Even a veteran gets training (for a new jet)," a spokeswoman for Asiana Airlines said on Monday. "He has a lot of experience and previously flown to San Francisco on different planes including the B747... and he was assisted by another pilot who has...
  • Official probes if rescuers ran over San Francisco plane crash victim. (1 of the fatalities)

    07/07/2013 6:21:11 PM PDT · by Drago · 31 replies
    ABC 30, Fresno ^ | 07/07/2013 | ABC30/AP
    "...Investigators also said they were looking into the possibility that rescue crews ran over one of the two teenagers killed in the crash on Saturday. Officials released the details without explaining why the pilots were flying so slow - or why rescue officials didn't see the girl..."
  • Official: Asiana flight tried to abort landing

    07/07/2013 3:48:25 PM PDT · by oxcart · 102 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/07/13 | JASON DEAREN and JOAN LOWY
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal safety official said Sunday the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Flight 214 showed the jetliner received a warning that it could stall because it was flying too slowly and tried to increase its speed before it crashed. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a news conference Sunday the recorder also showed the Boeing 777's crew called to abort the landing about 1.5 seconds before impact. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a briefing on the crash of the Boeing 777 said the plane was traveling at speeds well...
  • Plane crashes at San Francisco airport --Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul

    07/06/2013 4:31:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 23:03 | Source: Al Jazeera and agencies
    A photo shared on Twitter by one of the passengers [Twitter / @Eunner ] An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport, US federal aviation officials have said.According to the Reuters news agency there were two fatalities in the crash, as well as an unknown number of injuries.Al Jazeera's Matt McFetridge, reporting from San Francisco, said that local radio was also reporting the fatalities."We've got reports of at least 16 passengers at two very good hospitals in San Francisco," our correspondent said."We have not heard official confirmation of the two fatalities."What...