Runway Near-Collisions At LAX Rank Among Highest In US

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The runways at Los Angeles International Airport rank among the most dangerous in the U.S., according to a study released Tuesday.

Travel + Leisure magazine studied runway incidents reported to the Federal Aviation Administration and found LAX had the third-highest number in the nation.

The airport netted a total of 60 “runway incidents” between the years of 2006 and 2010.

A frequent occurrence at airports throughout the country, runway incidents can range from anything from near collisions of taxiing aircraft to unauthorized vehicles or people straying onto a runway.

Chicago O’Hare ranked as the most dangerous U.S. airport, but Travel + Leisure reports O’Hare will soon undergo a $6.6 billion renovation to its runways that officials say will make it one of the safest in the nation.

Check out the full results of the study on Travel + Leisure’s website.


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