Air Canada landing mix-up prompts another FAA probe

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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.

The East Bay Times reports that the flight from Montreal was given initial clearance to land but the air traffic control then gave six orders to "go around" because it believed another plane may have been in the runway.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said that the crew acknowledged the tower's initial clearance to land but did not respond to the subsequent orders. After landing safely, the crew alerted the tower it had a radio problem.

The incident comes three months after another Air Canada plane nearly landed on a crowded taxiway at San Francisco's main airport.


Information from: East Bay Times,          

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