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NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reportedFederal investigators on Monday revealed startling new information about the July 7 close-call at SFO, saying that the Air Canada pilot that mistook a crowded taxiway for his approved runway actually flew over at least one plane on the ground before aborting his landing. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said in an initial report that Air Canada flight 759 from Toronto descended below 100 feet and aborted the landing “after overflying the first airplane on the taxiway.” (www.mercurynews.com) More...
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If you want to draw a scenario that fits the circumstance. Start with the Quiet Bridge Visual approach 28R. If everyone wants precision, start with the approach......fly the damn ILS and screw the people that live near the airport! When these types of visual approaches creep into the system bad things happen. Night, fatigue it can all add up.
IS this a problem with 28R the ILS approach brings them to close to residential area. If so I have two words for the residents and they are not Happy Birthday. The airport was there long before they were and they should have expected noise from the airport as part and parcel of the airport
FMS Bridge Visual is a SOIA procedure to provide min sep for simultaneous closely spaced parallel runway ops for 28L and 28R.
But,......can only be used when it's good VFR! When IMC or even partial IMC, that's when the delays start because spacing is automatically increased and volume goes down by almost one half. Lots of holds, speed reductions or ground stops. C'est la vie in certain geographical locations that have challenging weather.
Separation rules remain the same regardless of weather. ATC can run reduced separation during VFR because they use visual separation.
It is the sep for the closely spaced parallels that is reduced, not the sep in trail.
The "Quiet Bridge Visual" just keeps the a/c further away from residential noise sensitive areas than the ILS.
Are you talking about the Chinese dish UCK FOO?