FAA Faulted On Airport Landing Collision Safeguards

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The National Transportation Safety Board called on the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday to revise certain air traffic control guidelines, saying current procedures have contributed to at least five near collisions of commercial jets following aborted landing attempts.

The NTSB made the recommendation after probing incidents at airports in Las Vegas, New York and Charlotte, N.C., in which planes aborted a landing attempt during their final approach and then executed a so-called “go-around” to try again.

In each instance, the go-around plane was then put on...
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