In San Francisco nearly collided 5 aircraft
The plane of airline Air Canada trying to land at the international airport in San Francisco, almost sat down on the track, full planes on Friday evening, according to the FAA in a statement.
146-seat Airbus A320 was about to land on runway 28R, but the pilot "inadvertently" lined up on the track "C" which runs parallel to the runway, according to FAA. At that time the track was four. The pilot of Air Canada twice, talked to dispatch, to check their assigned runway.
"I just wanted to confirm that it is Air Canada 759, we see there are some lights on the runway. - the pilot said, apparently referring to the planes lined up on the taxiway, waiting for takeoff.
A spokesman for Air Canada said it continues to investigate circumstances of the incident. A spokesman for the airport said no further comments will be. "We know about this incident and are in close contact with the FAA on this issue", - said the representative of the international airport of San Francisco Doug jaeckel. "Since the investigation is still ongoing, we currently will not make any additional statements on this incident."
Such incidents are incredibly rare, but can end in disaster if left unchecked. Runway and taxiway specifically have demarcated lighting to provide visual signals to the pilots to avoid such incidents, but the threat of confusion to happen.