Air Canada Flight 759 came within a few feet of landing atop several airliners awaiting takeoff on KSFO’s Taxiway C. The crew mistook the taxiway for the active runway during the night VMC arrival partially because their sight picture on short final matched what they expected to see — lighted Runways 28L and 28R. However, Runway 28L had been closed and its lights were shut down. Thus, they concluded — for a short time — that 28R was 28L and that Taxiway C was 28R. ...

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