Although new technology has helped pilots avoid mid-air collisions, on the tarmac, they still depend greatly on what they see out the window, which has made runway collisions the biggest safety risk at busy airports. Los Angeles International Airport is one of the busiest, facing increasingly heavy traffic from today's jumbo jets. A new study by the Federal Aviation Administration confirms LAX as the riskiest place in the US for runway collisions, now the biggest safety concern for commercial air travel. We hear why and what's being done from a pilot, an air controller, an FAA regulator and an official at LAX.
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