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T+L's Most Dangerous U.S. Airports

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Courtesy of City of Phoenix Aviation Department

No. 8: Phoenix Sky Harbor

Score: 3.26

Runway Incidents: 19

Close Calls: A departing Southwest Airlines 737 came within 50 feet of an arriving Empire Airways Cessna in March 2010.

The Fix: Working closely with the FAA, Sky Harbor recently completed a number of runway safety improvements including Runway Status Lights, new taxiway connectors, and extended safety buffer zones at the end of runways.

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