Near-Miss Communications

Number 16016
Subject Airports
Source WABC-TV (New York)
State New York
Year 1999
Publication Date November 12, 1999; November 15, 1999
Summary WABC-TV Channel 7 Eye Witness News investigated why two foreign 757 jumbo jets nearly collided on the JFK Airport in New York in June of 1998. The investigation revealed that this near-miss and an Avianca jet crash that killed 73 people 10 years ago "resulted from foreign pilots inability to clearly understand English, the international language of aviation."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 14
Keywords TAPE TRANSCRIPT airplanes NTSB FAA Federal Aviation Administration English Language Program incidents accidents ground controllers air traffic control operational error Air France Iceland Air Aeromexico NASA ASRS communication fluency testing FOIA
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