VIDEO: Air traffic control footage shows questionable Air Canada landing at SFO

Thursday, November 09, 2017 11:31PM
We're now able to see what air traffic controllers saw when Air Canada pilots failed to abort a landing attempt despite several orders to do so.


SAN FRANCISCO - We're now able to see what air traffic controllers saw when Air Canada pilots failed to abort a landing attempt despite several orders to do so.

ABC7 News has obtained video from the airport's control tower.

RELATED: Air Canada flight nearly lands on taxiway at San Francisco International Airport

A routine message started the controllers' conversation with Air Canada flight 781. But the situation changed quickly last month.

Controllers asked the crew to "go around.", and nobody on board responded to six requests in 40 seconds.

This image provided by the NTSB on Aug. 2, 2017 shows a near-miss at San Francisco International Airport involving an Air Canada flight.



The controller then asked a United Airline flight that landed before the air Canada jet to move quickly, so it wouldn't be in the way of another United Airline plane landing on the adjacent runway.

And while that United Airline plane hurried, the Air Canada jet landed, and finally responded to the tower.

RELATED: NTSB investigating after Air Canada flight nearly lands on taxiway at SFO

The FAA is also investigating Air Canada for a near disaster at SFO back in July.

An Air Canada flight nearly landed on a taxiway, lined with packed jetliners, ready for takeoff.
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