LAX GV Pilot Urged To Call the FAA

 - November 15, 2006, 9:14 AM

The FAA is trying to interview the pilot of a non-U.S. registered Gulfstream V involved in a Class A runway incursion at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on September 30. During the incident, a departing SkyWest Airlines CRJ700 stopped within about 100 feet of the Gulfstream, which was on the same runway. The Gulfstream then continued on its planned flight to Long Beach, according to an FAA spokesman. “The pilot contacted the tower but did not have to delay his trip,” he told AIN. The pilot did provide contact information to tower controllers before departing for Long Beach, but telephone messages left by FAA flight standards inspectors have not been returned, according to the spokesman. The agency’s next step is to send a letter of investigation, which the agency planned to do yesterday. If the pilot responds to the letter within five days, he can participate in the FAA’s runway incursion safety program and avoid certificate action. At press time, it was not known if the GV pilot holds an FAA pilot certificate.