FUTURE EVENT PRECOGNITION
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT 1455
Precognition Event Confirmed
© Researched and Written By Starfire Tor
This is one of the few OBE experiences where I absolutely recognized, and was familiar with, the scene I was OBE viewing. As a rule, I have no known personalconnection to the events or the people and animals I OBE view.
National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594
March 7, 2000
STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN JIM HALL ON THE NTSB INVESTIGATION OF THE RUNWAY OVERRUN ACCIDENT INVOLVING SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT 1455
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall today issued the following statement on the Board's investigation of the accident involving Southwest Airlines flight 1455:
On Sunday, March 5, at approximately 6:11 p.m., PST, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, operated as flight 1455 from Las Vegas, Nevada, overran the departure end of runway 8 while landing at Burbank, California. The airplane traveled through a fence and came to rest on a highway outside the airport perimeter. There were no fatalities to the 137 passengers and 5 crew aboard.
The Safety Board immediately dispatched a team of investigators from its regional office in Gardena, California and its Washington, D.C. headquarters. Safety Board investigators in Burbank are heading up groups in the areas of flight operations, air traffic control, aircraft performance, aircraft structures, aircraft systems, and survival factors. Additional investigators are working from Washington in the areas of meteorology and airport factors.
Both the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the flight data recorder (FDR) were transported to the Boards laboratory in Washington and have been read out by Safety Board engineers. Today the NTSB established CVR and FDR groups chaired by Board investigators with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Airlines, Southwest Airline Pilots Association, and the Boeing Company.
The following is preliminary information that the NTSB has gleaned from the CVR, FDR, recorded radar data, and input from air traffic control personnel:
The CVR recording is of good quality with 31 minutes and 35 seconds of information. The FDR has good information on 30 parameters.
Upon initial contact with air traffic approach control, flight 1455 was advised to expect landing on runway 8.
Approach control asked the flight to maintain 230 knots or greater until advised.
After subsequent heading and altitude assignments, approach control cleared flight 1455 for a visual approach to runway 8 with a restriction to remain at or above 3,000 feet (above mean sea level) until passing the Van Nuys very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) beacon. This navigational aid is approximately 6 miles from the runway.
Radar data suggest that the flight began its descent from 3,000 feet about 4 miles from the runway. FDR data suggest that the flight's descent angle from 3,000 feet to touchdown was in excess of 6 degrees. In comparison, the flight path angle for the instrument landing system for runway 8 at Burbank is 3 degrees.
The crew was cleared to land by Burbank Tower and also advised that the wind was from 210 degrees at six knots. This is consistent with FDR data, which suggest a tailwind component at the surface of less than 5 knots.
During the final descent, there were annunciations from the airplane's ground proximity warning system of "sink rate" and "pull up." Engines remained at low or idle power settings through this period.
According to the FDR the airplane's speed at touchdown was approximately 181 knots.
First indications of an impact were about 20 seconds later. The airplane was traveling at about 32 knots at the time of this impact.
Southwest Airlines Flight 1455 happened on Sunday,
March 5, 2000
CITY OF BURBANK
OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL
275 E. Olive Avenue Burbank, California
Burbank Mayor Stacey Murphy
Burbank, March 6, 2000
The near tragic accident of Southwest Airlines Flight 1455 on Sunday underscores the importance of the FAA and the airlines becoming more directly involved in helping resolve the impasse over the future of the Burbank Airport.
All of us have a huge stake in assuring that Burbank Airport operates safely. The accident last night is a reminder that we cannot take safety for granted.
Safety has always been a major concern for both Burbank and the Airport Authority as we have worked to reach a solution about the future of the Airport. An important part of this work has entailed relocating the terminal.
However, our attempts have not met with support from the airlines and the FAA. On the contrary, we have been heavily criticized. This criticism does nothing to help move this process forward.
We hope last night's accident, which ended so miraculously free from any fatalities, will serve to motivate everyone involved in the Airport's future to move ahead.
Such a response would be in the best interests of all users of the Burbank Airport as well as all the residents surrounding the Airport.
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