Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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STATIONS: In a broadcast separate slugged "BR-APFN-US-Near-Collision-San-Francisco-Airport" that moved at 22:48 ET, please replace the item with the following:

(FIXES first paragraph to remove the word "blame," as the NTSB investigates probable cause and does not determine fault or liability)



United States federal safety officials say pilot error was the reason an Air Canada jetliner came within three to six metres of crashing into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco.

The Air Canada pilots were apparently confused because one of two parallel runways was closed and dark before the late-night incident.

The crew was seconds from landing their Airbus A320 jet on a taxiway where other planes loaded with passengers were waiting to take off. …

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