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E170/E120, San Francisco CA, USA 2007

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On 26 May 2007, an Embraer 170 being operated by Republic AL on a scheduled passenger flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles for Frontier AL taking off from runway 01L was obliged to closely overfly an Embraer 120 being operated by Skywest AL for United Express on a scheduled passenger flight from Modesto CA to San Francisco which had just landed on intersecting runway 28R and stopped on the intersection.


An Investigation was carried out by the National Transportation Safety Board (USA) (NTSB) based upon radar and R/T recordings. It was noted that the TWR at San Francisco operates on a single VHF frequency and that the intersection where the conflict occurred was approximately 1860 metres from the landing runway threshold and approximately 1580 metres from the take off runway threshold. Daylight visibility had been good and had not been a factor in the incident.

KFSO Airport Diagram - click on the image to enlarge