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Most Dangerous U.S. Airports: New York JFK

Courtesy of The Port Authority of NY & NJ

No. 20 New York JFK

Score: 1.65

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.


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