Preliminary Report: Close call for CRJ and 172 at ABE

Aviation International News » November 2008
November 4, 2008, 4:54 AM

Bombardier CRJ700, Allentown, Pa., Sept. 19, 2008–A Mesa Airlines CRJ was involved in a runway incursion with a Cessna 172 at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in night VMC. The 172 was landing on Runway 6 when the tower told the CRJ to position and hold on the same runway. As the CRJ was taking off, the 172 missed its taxiway exit and continued down the runway. The CRJ aborted and managed to swerve around the 172, missing it by 10 feet. No one in the CRJ was injured; the NTSB had no information on the Cessna. The same controller cleared both aircraft.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.