WASHINGTON—An air traffic controller’s errant instruction to turn left instead of right towards an assigned heading during a rare departure pattern out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) led an EVA Air Boeing 777 to within hundreds of feet of a mountain peak topped with large antennas, an NTSB investigation found. The incident took place Dec. 16, 2016. Weather at the time was overcast with steady rain and visibility of about 1,000 ft.  The weather and winds had the ...

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)

Register now for free access to "ATC Mistakes Sent 777 Towards California Mountain, NTSB Finds" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. 

 

Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
 
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Already registered? Log in here here.