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Old 7th Jul 2014, 18:15
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I stand to be corrected, but there appear to be some windows in the front of that A340, not sure what they might be there for though.
But do you know what they saw out of the windows? The taxiway crosses the runway at an oblique angle - the LHS pilot would have to rely entirely on the lookout from the RHS pilot I would suggest. At that angle was the wing or the winglet obscuring an uninterrupted view of the approach path to RW 02?

Don't get me wrong I'm not making excuses for inadequate lookout if that was the case but I see a lot of people on this thread jumping to conclusions and making wild accusations against both pilots and air traffic without being in possession of the facts - all based on a video taken with a telescopic facility.

Human beings do the best they can with the resources available to them at the time (this includes but is not limited to experience, training, fatigue level etc).
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