FAA Puts The Kibosh On Traffic-Reversing Operation That Almost Led To Mid-Air Plane Collision

FAA Puts The Kibosh On Traffic-Reversing Operation That Almost Led To Mid-Air Plane Collision

When I’m in an airplane, I have no idea what air traffic control is doing or how they manage to make sure every single plane gets off the ground or lands without running into each other — but I know it’s a tricky dance. And to make it  less tricky, the Federal Aviation Administration is banning airport air traffic controllers from using a method of running things that contributed to last week’s incident at Ronald Reagan National Airport where three planes almost collided in mid-air. [More]