T+L's Most Dangerous U.S. Airports
Eyecon Images / Alamy
No. 9: Boston Logan
Runway Incidents: 63
Close Calls: In 2005, an Aer Lingus Airbus and US
Airways Boeing 737 nearly collided on crossing runways after getting permission
from air traffic control to take off. The accident was avoided when the
quick-thinking copilot of the US Airways plane pushed his control column
forward to slow takeoff.
The Fix: In recent years, Logan has completed
construction of a brand-new runway and a central taxiway that helps relieve
airfield congestion. The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) gave the airport
its 2008 “Airport of the Year” award for its collaborative efforts to improve
safety, including enhanced markings and technologies.