SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — An Aeromexico plane nearly landed on the wrong SFO runway on Tuesday morning, airport officials said.
Aeromexico Flight 668 was cleared to land on Runway 28R, and correctly read back that clearance, officials said. When the plane was about 1 mile from the airport, air traffic controllers noticed the aircraft was lined up for Runway 28L and instructed the crew to execute a missed approach.
A Virgin America jet was on Runway 28L at the time waiting to depart.
Pilots and safety experts say air traffic controllers did a good job when they quickly redirected the jet.
The FAA is looking into this event.
In October, an Air Canada flight crew landed on a runway despite repeated warnings to abort because a controller believed another airplane had not left the area yet.
In July, another Air Canada jet nearly landed on a taxiway where four planes were waiting before takeoff.
Thurs-happened again. Another near miss involving planes at San Francisco intl. This time it’s Aeromexico. pic.twitter.com/rxsB4C6MV9
— Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) January 11, 2018
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