T+L's Most Dangerous U.S. Airports
Courtesy of City of Phoenix Aviation Department
No. 8: Phoenix Sky Harbor
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.