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    So, this is not an isolated and remote airport in lost province of some poor Asian, African or South American banana country.
    It is the main airport of the capital city of the country that is supposed to be number one in security and safety.

    Yet...

    A Delta Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N703DN performing flight DL-408 (dep Jan 8th) from Tel Aviv (Israel) to New York JFK,NY (USA), departed Ben Gurion Airport's runway 26 and climbed out seemingly without incident and was enroute over the Atlantic several hours later, when a runway inspection the following morning discovered a couple of parts on the departure runway, that were subsequently identified to belong to N703DN. The flight crew continued the flight to New York for a safe landing.

    The airport reported, that a radar system detected the debris and issued an alarm, the tower controller subsequently operated surveillance cameras but in the darkness just before midnight could not see the debris and cancelled the alarm believing it was false. Five aircraft operated on the runway during the night until the runway inspection discovered the debris.

    Unions argued in defense of the controller however, that not all runway surveillance cameras were operational.
    http://avherald.com/h?article=49243cb7&opt=0

    Evan, add Israel in your no-fly countries list.

    --- Judge what is said by the merits of what is said, not by the credentials of who said it. ---
    --- Defend what you say with arguments, not by imposing your credentials ---

  • #2
    Originally posted by Gabriel View Post
    So, this is not an isolated and remote airport in lost province of some poor Asian, African or South American banana country.
    It is the main airport of the capital city of the country that is supposed to be number one in security and safety.

    Yet...



    http://avherald.com/h?article=49243cb7&opt=0

    Evan, add Israel in your no-fly countries list.
    Because sending someone out there to have a look is just unthinkable...

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    • #3
      Evan in Israel

      We need MRIs!
      Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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      • #4
        Multiple runway inspectors?

        Seriously, I'm curious to know what sort of radar would be used to detect debris on a runway? I wonder how small of an object it can detect?
        Be alert! America needs more lerts.

        Eric Law

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Evan View Post
          Because sending someone out there to have a look is just unthinkable...
          After every single takeoff?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ATLcrew View Post
            After every single takeoff?
            Whenever the radar system detects debris of course.

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            • #7
              I don't know the details, but have witnessed lots of runway inspections, and am generally impressed with the frequency and concern for safety.
              Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gabriel View Post
                So, this is not an isolated and remote airport in lost province of some poor Asian, African or South American banana country.
                It is the main airport of the capital city of the country that is supposed to be number one in security and safety.

                Yet...



                http://avherald.com/h?article=49243cb7&opt=0

                Evan, add Israel in your no-fly countries list.
                Yes, it could happen even in my lovely Israel, but Gabriel, should distinguish between safety and security, these two things are very important, but of course they are two different things.

                All the best to all from the holy land.

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                • #9
                  Bird detection radar.....
                  “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                  Erwin

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ErezS View Post
                    ... safety and security, these two things are very important, but of course they are two different things.
                    Of course, and Israel is at the top on both.

                    --- Judge what is said by the merits of what is said, not by the credentials of who said it. ---
                    --- Defend what you say with arguments, not by imposing your credentials ---

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