NTSB Calls for Increased Safety on Airport Runways

Following several recent incidents at airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has called for increased safety on the nation's busy runways.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with reporter Matt Wald of The New York Times about a near collision earlier this year at Los Angeles International Airport. An approaching passenger jet came within 2 seconds and 185 feet of landing on top of another passenger jet that was preparing to take off on the same runway.

A still from the animated simulation.

An animated depiction of a near-collision at Los Angeles International Airport. NTSB hide caption

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