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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196616
Last updated: 25 July 2017
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Date:07-JUL-2017
Time:23:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-211
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FKCK
C/n / msn: 0265
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location:San Fransisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YYZ
Destination airport:SFO
Narrative:
Air Canada flight AC759 was instructed to go around at San Fransisco International Airport after being aligned on taxiway C instead of runway 28R during a night time approach.
The aircraft, an Airbus A320, was on final approach to runway 28R when the flight crew queried the controller if they were indeed cleared to land since they observed aircraft lights on the runway. These were in fact the lights of four aircraft lined up on parallel taxiway C in preparation for departure. At 23:57 hours local time a go around was performed.
The Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) reported that it was estimated that AC759 overflew the first two aircraft by 100 feet, the third one by 200 feet and the fourth one by 300 feet. The closest lateral distance was 29 feet.
After circling the aircraft landed normally at 00:10 hours.

The aircraft lined up on taxiway C were:
1. UA1 SFO-SIN, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, N29961
2. PR115 SFO-MNL Airbus A340-313, RP-C3441
3. UA863 SFO-SYD, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, N13954
4. UA1118 SFO-MCO, Boeing 737-924ER N62895

Weather reported at the time of the incident (23:57 LT July 7 / 05:56Z, July 8):
KSFO 080556Z 29012KT 10SM CLR 17/09 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP135 T01720094 10244 20172 51010

Sources:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA759/history/20170708/0055Z/CYYZ/KSFO
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/air-canada-sfo-taxiway-1.4198946
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ac759#e01544b
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/10/exclusive-sfo-near-miss-might-have-triggered-greatest-aviation-disaster-in-history/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jul-2017 19:11 uski Added
11-Jul-2017 19:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
11-Jul-2017 19:38 harro Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jul-2017 19:44 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Photo, ]

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