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Mayday / Air Crash Investigation   Season 9, Episode 4

  • Episode Name:
    Cleared for Disaster
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  • Summary:
    On 1 February 1991, USAir Flight 1493 collided with the waiting SkyWest Airlines Flight 5569 on the runway, killing 34 people. An Air traffic controller mistakenly assigned the inbound Flight 1493 to a runway where Flight 5569 was waiting to take off. Type of aircraft: USAir Flight 1493: Boeing 737-3B7, SkyWest Airlines Flight 5569: Fairchild Metro III. Cause of disaster: Runway incursion resulting from ATC error. [+]more
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