Was that not at (PVD) Providence, Rhode Island?
This must be from several years ago (USAir saved the day back then-maybe many lives). We were all briefed on this in recurrent training about two years ago. Was this just now discovered by people on PPRuNe?
Or did a nearly identical situation happen again?
Have not been for years to PVD, but along with MKE, MDW, HOU and numerous others, what a 'nice' runway layout...
It is a miracle that some radio calls from and to tower were not blocked, and that USAir was apparently finished with checklists, allowing them a chance to listen.
Why did the tower controller not stop all operations when such confusion happened? That might be just hindsight. Also, why do so many controllers seem to assume that we all hit each airport fairly often. Some we don't see for an interval of 12 years. Maybe PVD, HPN, YXE, PBI..or many others. A 757 avoids most of these, b.t.w., but pilots change fleets (in case ATC reads this).