T+L's Most Dangerous U.S. Airports
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No. 9: Boston Logan
Runway Incidents: 63
Close Calls: In 2005, an Aer Lingus Airbus and US Airways Boeing 737 nearly collided on crossing runways after getting permission from air traffic control to take off. The accident was avoided when the quick-thinking copilot of the US Airways plane pushed his control column forward to slow takeoff.
The Fix: In recent years, Logan has completed construction of a brand-new runway and a central taxiway that helps relieve airfield congestion. The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) gave the airport its 2008 “Airport of the Year” award for its collaborative efforts to improve safety, including enhanced markings and technologies.