Thursday, December 06, 2007

High risk of runway collision plagues US

From AP coverage of a GAO study on runway incursions released yesterday:
This year has seen dramatic near-misses:

_On Aug. 16, two commercial jets carrying 296 people came within 37 feet of colliding at Los Angeles International.

_A Delta Boeing 757 touched down in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on July 11 and had to take off immediately to avoid hitting a United Airbus A320 mistakenly on its runway.

_A Delta Boeing 737 landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport on July 5 narrowly missed a commuter jet mistakenly cleared to cross its runway.
Read the whole thing here



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