ExpressJet report warns pilot against using Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International short runway

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore March 10, 2014 21:59

ExpressJet report warns pilot against using Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International short runway

Atlanta-based ExpressJet Airlines has told its pilots to use the primary runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport rather than the shorter Runway 18 following an internal review launched when a UPS A300 jet struck trees before slamming into a hill short of the runway in August. The review determined that aircraft using that runway come “dangerously close” to nearby hills if even a few feet too low. The National Transportation Safety Board has yet to determine the probable cause of the UPS accident, however.

The contents of the review were disclosed by the Associated Press although they have not been made public and ExpressJet has refused to comment on the safety analysis. Birmingham airport has also declined to comment.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore March 10, 2014 21:59
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