Pilot Episode: The Worst Airline Accident That Nearly Happened


In July of 2017, an Air Canada passenger jet loaded with 135 passengers and 5 crewmembers nearly landed on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport, where four jets were waiting to take off.

At the last moment, the pilot aborted the landing, averting what could have been the worst aviation accident in history. How was this possible in this day of automation and super-accurate GPS navigation? Join Miles to find out.

Guest: Lars Perkins

Lars Perkins is an explorer, photographer, and entrepreneur. He has created several successful start-up companies and currently consults in the tech space. Lars is an accomplished pilot and flight instructor. He is a very proud father of twin sons and a longtime friend of Miles.

Image thanks to Maarten van den Heuvel at Unsplash.

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