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NTSB wants FAA to set new rules on aborted landings

July 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- The National Transportation Safety Board asked the Federal Aviation Administration to install new rules to prevent collisions when a plane aborts a landing.

The NTSB recommendation came Monday in response to four close-call incidents in 2012 and one in 2006 in which aircraft came dangerously close to one another in cases of a "go-around," CNN reported Tuesday.

A "go-around" is when a pilot aborts a landing at the last minute and pulls up to circle the airport for another try at landing.

In each of the five close-call cases, the paths of the aircraft would not have intersected had it not been for one of them aborting a landing, CNN said.

"The NTSB is concerned that in these events, [air traffic control] was not able to ensure the safe separation of aircraft," said NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman in a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

The FAA said it would respond to the NTSB recommendations within 90 days.

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