Cruz grills FAA leader, plays video animation of Austin airport close call: ‘How can this happen?’
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned acting Federal Aviation Administrator Billy Nolen Wednesday during a hearing on a recent close call at the Austin airport, and played a video reproduction based on flight records.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it is investigating a close call between two flights at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
According to NTSB, on Feb. 16, an Air Canada Rouge A-321 aircraft was cleared for takeoff on Runway 14 at the same time an American Airlines B-737 plane was cleared to land on the same runway.
Officials said the American Airlines crew self-initiated a go-around, aborting the landing.
FAA TO FORM SAFETY REVIEW TEAM FOLOWING CLOSE CALLS