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Logan ATCer prevents a tragedy

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Sharp eyes and exceptionally good instincts averted a disaster at Boston's Logan International by a Cirrus attempting to land on a taxiway. Kudos to a man who did his job extraordinarily well. (www.pressherald.com) More...

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tyketto
Bravo Zulu award to this guy.
kdoyon
Kyle Doyon 6
Has anyone found it on liveatc?
Lontony
Tony Long 6
I know from all my hours in the air that the average Joe doesn't fully grasp the amount of responsibility ATC has for our safety. Bravo Zulu indeed!
fredericlord
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egnilk66
Dan Klinge 1
Bump. I am interested to hear it, too!
sparkie624
sparkie624 5
Good to see someone recognized for doing a good job... Can't imagine from the tower view how he saw at night he was not lined up...
blucenturion
blucenturion 5
Nunzio, you're really great. Congratulations. I have 21 years FAA ATC, and am retired, I salute you.
Musketeer1
Musketeer1 3
It's hard to even see taxiway blue on final at night approaching an instrument runway like that. I mean you have lead ins, rabbits, reils, centerline lights, tdz lights, and more. Props to the controller but I hope the pilots certificate is in a FSDO shredder somewhere.
preacher1
preacher1 7
I can't see how that wrong lineup could be done either, but as you say, kudos to the controller and the feds need to look the Cirrus driver over real good.
CaptainFreedom
CaptainFreedom 2
lol taxiways at major airports are about as wide as some of the landing strips that GA pilots are accustomed to, however.....landing 'between the blues' might be an indicator that you are really messed up :).....agree with Preacher on this one.
Tomoch
Tomoch 1
The guy could be color blind, that's not a disqualifier, is it?

Coming in on a hazy morning into the sun as a student pilot on solo, I was lined up for the parallel taxiway down to about 1/4 mile. I realized my mistake and sidestepped over and landed without a problem, but it was a definite learning experience I will never forget!
sunburneduck
Grant Baker 1
It is. You will have a "No Night Flight" restriction on your medical until you can prove (if you can) that you can see colors. I experienced this during my flight training.
MultiComm
I haven't been on final for a large airport like Boston. But living and flying around Atlanta sometimes those lights are set so low that the blues are much brighter. Still the color should warn the incoming pilot. Glad we have an alert controller to save the day.
flyboybirdy
Credit where credit is due! Nice work
Philm427
Philip Martin 2
Absolutely amazing. Well done!
windytree
tom duff 2
Amazing. Very well done!
egnilk66
Dan Klinge 2
Incredible!
bkuzava
Bernard Kuzava 2
This is an amazing observation given the extraordinary circumstances. Can't imagine the extent of the disastrous outcome if the Cirrus had landed and ran into the Jet Blue 75.
mpradel
Marcus Pradel 1
It would buff right off..
sesagi
Steve Williams 1
It might need a little compound.
chris13
Chris Bryant 3
Great job! That's why there will always be humans in the equation.
jadk
Jad Khoriaty 1
Although it's a human that avoided the collision, it is also a human that caused it... Not taking away credit from the controller at all, he did an extraordinary job but software will not make mistakes like the one that the Cirrus pilot did...
jetpilot87
jetpilot87 1
Was is 4L at Logan?
venkat1928
M V Rao 1
Incredible
blairsensei
John Blair 1
Amazing awareness (and eyesight). Great to see an ATC totally focussed with finger on the pulse and whatever that coffee was he says he may have been drinking, put it in every tower! Well done!
johnramsey1951
John Ramsey 1
I'm sure the Boston controller would insist he was just doing his job.
He's typical of ATC staff worldwide.Cool,calm & in total control.