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Learjet departs Logan International despite lack of clearanceLearjet created a "close call" and JetBlue flight had to abort landing and take evasive action as Learjet takes off on intersecting runway. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...
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There were two pilots on the lear. Even after reading back the clearance, they both thought departing was ok? That plane has a CVR. It will be interesting what's on it.
The Learjet N280LJ flew to FLL after takeoff from BOS, 2:50 flight time. Relevant conversation on its CVR may have been lost, overwritten before landing at FLL.
Doesn’t ATC record ATC-pilot communication? If so, that will be the smoking gun…or not
I downloaded the LiveATC archived recording (KBOS-Twr-Feb-27-2023-2330Z) and they have deleted chunks of it at the time of the event. You can hear the tower controller's instruction for the Lear to line up and wait, but the call sign was deleted. Later you can hear a hurried "Jet Blue 206 go around" and later subsequent climb out instructions, but any comms with the Lear have been deleted. May be standard practice if there's going to be an investigation. I'm sure the Lear got a phone number to call ;)
Boston Tower operates two frequencies at the same time (128.8/132.225), the LiveAtc audio captures both frequencies, but only plays one at a time. There is no deleted chunks, its just the way LiveAtc captures Logan Airport. FAA will have access to both frequencies discrete audio tapes.
LiveATC also relies on user-captured radio. The location of the user, combined with the radio equipment (radio power, antennae) and location of the LearJet may result in the radio transmissions from the LearJet not reaching the user.
If the investigation finds them at fault, pull their tickets for a year or more. Same with these other pilots who have endangered the lives of others.