The air traffic controller confused the right and left and almost killed people

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Passenger aircraft of the Taiwanese airline Eva Air flew too close to the mountain top due to the fact that the air traffic controller confused the right and left. About it reports “Interfax”.

The incident occurred with a Boeing 777 flying from Los Angeles to Taipei in December 2016, but the results of the investigation and has appeared only now. It turned out that due to bad weather, the Manager had to send a plane to the East, not the West, as it occurs with good weather.

First, he told the pilot to turn left 180 degrees and climb to a height of two thousand metres, and after 40 seconds announced that you need to turn to the right 180 degrees. Then the Manager gave instructions to hold at a height of 1.5 thousand meters to avoid a collision with a Boeing operated by Air Canada, and then again got turned around and sent the plane Eva Air is not there.

The result is a Taiwanese airliner flying only 500 metres from mount Wilson, typing the wrong height. “The incident occurred due to the fact that the air traffic controller appointed pilots to turn left instead of turn right. In the end, the aircraft dangerously close to terrain obstructions,” — said in the report.

In February, the business jet Falcon 2000S almost collided with a passenger plane Boeing-737 over Moscow. The incident occurred due to the fact that the Falcon gained too much height and broke the specified tier. As a result, the business jet almost crashed into a flying passenger Boeing, which was flying to Tbilisi.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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