T+L's Most Dangerous U.S. Airports
Courtesy of The Port Authority of NY & NJ
No. 20 New York JFK
Runway Incidents: 35
Close Calls: In April of 2011, an Air France double-decker A380 collided with a Delta Connection regional jet while the Airbus was taxiing toward its takeoff position. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The Fix: JFK has already installed an ASDE-X system with sophisticated ground radar. The addition of Runway Status Lights—which warn pilots when it is unsafe to cross, enter, or begin takeoff on a runway—should help as well.