NTSB Calls for Increased Safety on Airport Runways The National Transportation Safety Board urges better safety on the nation's busy runways, citing a close call between two passenger jets earlier this year at Los Angeles International Airport. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and Matt Wald of the New York Times.
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NTSB Calls for Increased Safety on Airport Runways

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NTSB Calls for Increased Safety on Airport Runways

NTSB Calls for Increased Safety on Airport Runways

NTSB Calls for Increased Safety on Airport Runways

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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.

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