Old 3rd Aug 2017, 17:02
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: PA
Age: 54
Posts: 35
Adoption of Forward Looking IR (Enhanced Flight Visibility Systems, EFVS in FAA speak) and Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS) would go a long way to eliminating night visual problems.
The damn AC aircraft likely did not even have GPS.....

Annex 13 goes on to explain, rather chillingly, that "The difference between an accident and a serious incident lies only in the result".
If what the report states is true, that the AC drivers did not even recognize the taxiway was full, that implies they did not see the landing lights, nor hear UAL 1. (or are not telling the truth) There is enough intent in their statement alone, (forget the lack of CVR data) to prevent those 2 from rotating again.

Time to stop making excuses for the airline, the ac, and the crew. Let DHS get the true story out of them.
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