An air traffic controller’s errant instruction to turn left instead of right toward an assigned heading during a rare departure pattern out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) led an EVA Air Boeing 777 to within hundreds of feet of a mountain peak topped with large antennas, an investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found. The incident took place Dec. 16, 2016. Weather at the time was overcast with steady rain and visibility of about ...

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