On Sept. 25, the NTSB met to discuss Air Canada Flight 759’s 2017 overflight of a taxiway filled with airliners. John DeLisi, director of the NTSB’s Office of Aviation Safety, noted, “This will be the first time a major investigative report is being brought to the board for an event in which there were no injuries and there was no aircraft damage.” That might sound like an inspiring accomplishment. Yet a close reading of the report reveals deficiencies in how the ...

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