There’s no bigger problem in all of aviation than runway incursions, in which a plane strays onto an active runway.
In Barcelona this weekend, an Aerolineas Argentinas plane crossed a runway directly into the path of a landing Russian airliner. It could have been catastrophic.
The captain of the jet on the ground likely missed instructions to stop short of the runway.
Meanwhile, the Houston Chronicle is reporting that two United Airlines flights almost collided with each other in midair last week.
(h/t: Hart Van Denburg)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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