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No drama for Phuket pilots in Taiwan

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PHUKET: A website report this morning of a “dramatic near miss” involving two aircraft on the ground at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport has come as a surprise to at least two of the pilots.

Contacted by telephone in Taiwan early this afternoon, South African pilot James Pitman was clearly astounded by the report, saying that at no time was his aircraft anywhere near the China Airlines jet that had aborted its takeoff on Friday afternoon.

“We were not even on the same runway,” Mr Pitman told the Phuket Gazette, adding that after landing he was in routine contact with ground control and proceeded to the tarmac “completely normally”.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

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