New Safety Push After Close Calls at San Francisco International Airport

Rep. DeSaulnier, “Sully” Sullenberger announce Safe Landings Act at SFO
August 8, 2019
U.S. Rep. DeSaulnier introduces airline safe-landing bill after near miss at SFO
August 9, 2019
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An East Bay congressman on Thursday announced legislation to deal with the issue of close calls at airports.

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier’s announcement comes after multiple near misses at San Francisco International Airport in recent history. One of those close calls happened back in July of 2017 when an Air Canada plane came close to hitting planes waiting to take off from the busy airport.

The FAA said most of the close calls happened as a result of pilot error.

The new legislation, which is called the “Safe Landings Act,” was inspired by the recent near misses and would address gaps in aviation safety that has contributed to the incidents.

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