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

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Richard Yuan

Airline safety is on the rise, but near accidents are still more common than you might think.

No. 1: Chicago O’Hare

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Score: 5.65

Runway Incidents: 75

Close Calls: In 2006, a United Airlines 737 was picking up speed on the runway when the pilot saw an Atlas Air 747 rolling into its path. Quick thinking by the United pilot prevented a collision, but only by 120 feet.

The Fix: A $6.6 billion modernization plan scheduled for completion in 2014 will realign O’Hare’s runways into a much safer configuration.

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

No. 1: Chicago O’Hare

Score: 5.65

Runway Incidents: 75

Close Calls: In 2006, a United Airlines 737 was picking up speed on the runway when the pilot saw an Atlas Air 747 rolling into its path. Quick thinking by the United pilot prevented a collision, but only by 120 feet.

The Fix: A $6.6 billion modernization plan scheduled for completion in 2014 will realign O’Hare’s runways into a much safer configuration.

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