Near Miss at San Francisco Airport Subject of National Transportation Safety Board Meeting

Washington, DC - - (August 31, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to hold a board meeting Sept. 25, 2018, to determine the probable cause of the July 7, 2017, near miss at San Francisco International Airport.

Air Canada flight 759, an Airbus A320, was cleared to land on runway 28R at San Francisco International Airport, but the airplane lined up with parallel taxiway C, which had four airplanes on it awaiting takeoff clearance. Air Canada flight 759 descended to about 60 feet above the ground and initiated a go-around after overflying the first airplane on taxiway C.

A NTSB graphic, created from Harris Symphony OpsVue radar track data analysis, depicts the positions of aircraft on an overhead view of the runways and taxiways at San Francisco International Airport. In a transmission to air traffic control, a United Airlines airplane on the taxiway reportedly says: "he's on the taxiway". One photo, taken from San Francisco International Airport video, shows Air Canada Flight 759 passing over the United Airlines airplane.)

WHAT: NTSB board meeting

WHEN: Sept. 25, 2018, 1:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW, Washington

PARTICIPANTS: NTSB board members and staff

WEBCAST: A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://nts .

Credits: National Transportation Safety Board