by: Scott MacFarlane Updated:
WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board wants the government to require new technology to avoid close calls or something worse.
Now the NTSB wants the FAA to require large planes be equipped with anti-collision devices, including cameras on the wingtips of planes to better detect other planes nearby.
The safety board said many cars are already equipped with similar technology. Pilots say incursions are common.
"Anytime you encroach on a runway that another airplane is taking off or landing on it creates a potential safety issue. But the real question is how far over the line did you cross? Did you cross an inch or 100 feet?" pilot Sean Cassidy said.
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But there has been no decision yet from the FAA about whether it'll order those new cameras and avoidance technology for planes.
So far, it's only promised to review the request.