A high-profile runway incursion at Los Angeles International last Thursday brought further attention to a problem to which US FAA has promised serious scrutiny in the immediate future. The agency said a WestJet 737NG landing at LAX after a flight from Calgary came within 50 ft. of a Northwest Airlines A320 accelerating to 150 mph as it neared takeoff. FAA blamed the incident both on a miscommunication between a ground controller and the WestJet pilots and on the ground controller's failure ...

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