Runway Incursions

by Bruce Mayes
We are nearing the 38th anniversary of the worst runway incursion disaster in history when PanAm 747 and KLM 747 collided on the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. Runway incursion prevention requires all parties to the aviation party work as a team to keep aircraft from swapping paint, or worse. The FAA publishes the Runway Safety Report and offers details on the number, cause and prevention of Runway Incursions. The latest information was published for the 2013-2014 period.

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