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NTSB INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT INVOLVING AN ATC REQUEST FOR A COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT TO FLY NEAR A NON-RESPONSIVE AIRPLANE



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

March 29, 2011

 

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NTSB INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT INVOLVING AN ATC REQUEST FOR A COMMERCIAL

AIRCRAFT TO FLY NEAR A NON-RESPONSIVE AIRPLANE

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident

involving a Southwest Airlines airplane that was requested to veer off course

by Air Traffic Control to view into the cockpit of a general aviation

airplane that had been out of radio communication. 

 

On Sunday, March 27, 2011, Southwest Airlines flight 821 was requested by

Central Florida Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) to check on a Cirrus

SR22 that had been out of radio contact for an hour. The TRACON vectored the

Southwest Airlines commercial flight until visual contact was obtained with

the Cirrus.  

  

The NTSB has designated Dan Bartlett as the Investigator-in-Charge. 

 

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NTSB Media Contact:  Terry N. Williams (williat@xxxxxxxx)

                     (202) 314-6100

 

 

 

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