2007 San Francisco International Airport runway incursion

2007 San Francisco International Airport Runway Incursion

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2007 San Francisco International Airport runway incursion

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The 2007 San Francisco International Airport runway incursion occurred around 1:30&nbsp;pm PST on May 26, 2007 when SkyWest Airlines (operating as United Express) Flight 5741 (SKW5741), an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop aircraft, nearly collided with Republic Airlines (operating as Frontier Airlines) Flight 4912, an Embraer 170 Regional Jet, at the intersection of runways 1L and 28R at San Francisco International Airport , South San Francisco, California.<!---->

There were no reported injuries to occupants and no reported damage to either aircraft.<!---->Federal Aviation Administration officials described the runway incursion as the most serious incident of its kind in at least a decade, and the National Transportation Safety Board initiated an investigation into the incident.<!---->

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The SkyWest aircraft was arriving at SFO after a flight from Modesto, California, and was cleared for a visual approach to runway 28R by NorCal approach control. After being switched over to the tower controller, SkyWest was cleared to land on runway 28R. At the same time, the Republic Airlines aircraft, bound for Los Angeles, California was instructed to taxi into position and hold for two minutes before takeoff clearance was also granted on the intersecting runway...
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