T+L's Most Dangerous U.S. Airports
Courtesy of DFW
No. 10: Dallas/Fort Worth
Runway Incidents: 61
Close Calls: During one 30-day period in 2008, the airport racked up 10 near misses.
The Fix: In 2008, Dallas/Fort Worth launched the first phase of a revolutionary perimeter taxiway system that increases runway safety—and decreases the possibility of close encounters—by allowing aircraft to taxi around DFW’s seven active runways rather than crossing them.