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Air Traffic Out Of Control

Dec 27, 2023

In this episode, we fly down to New Orleans where a Southwest Boeing 737 is taking off, bound for Tampa, Florida.

Almost immediately after takeoff the pilot radios the tower declaring an emergency.

The aircraft has suffered a major bird strike which has disabled the left engine.

The strike was so severe that several...

Dec 20, 2023

In this episode, we go to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), where the runway configuration is notorious for presenting pilots with uncomfortable landing situations.

In this clip, we hear Skywest flight 5592 and United flight 2366 approaching at the same time while maintaining a visual.

Flight 2366 aborts the...

Dec 19, 2023

In this episode, a private aircraft with two people on board is experiencing engine trouble and radios the tower in Asheville, North Carolina.

The pilot regains partial power, but notes to the controller that he heard a 'big bang' so asks him to stand by.

The pilot is is unable to make it to the airport, which...

Dec 16, 2023

In this episode, a Boeing 737-900 is traveling from LAX to Las Vegas when it radios the tower prior to arrival.

Delta flight 2580 is experiencing a pressurization problem and is on oxygen.

The pilot is asking for priority to land in order to get the crew and passengers to safety as soon as possible.

Follow Amy Tango...

Dec 14, 2023

In this episode, we have double trouble.

First, an American Airlines Air bus A321 is arriving at Phoenix from Washington DC, but is experiencing a slat issue.

The pilot of AA2006, requests the longest runway possible for their landing...

At the same time, another American flight (AA1038) is arriving with a different...