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ATC Error: Runway Incursion @ MDW Near Miss

NTSB REPORT:
Two front line managers (FLM) were in the tower at the time of the runway incursion. One FLM was monitoring air traffic operations as part of his normal duties and the other FLM was plugged into the communications switch at the ground control 2 (GC2) position and was monitoring the local control 1 (LC1) frequency while executing the Very Important Person (VIP) arrival checklist. The FLM had positioned himself behind and to the left of the local assist 1 (LA1) position between LC1 and GC1 and was coordinating with and assisting the ground controller. The VIP arrival would effectively stop traffic at MDW therefore ATC was attempting to get as many arrivals in and departures out before the VIP arrived. The monitoring FLM acknowledged monitoring the local control frequency, but he said he was not really listening to the communications on

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Added: May-6-2012 Occurred On: Dec-1-2011
By: pm0n3y
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Tags: atc, airplane, airline, runway incursion, mdw
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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