Runway safety and runway incursions shot up the priority list in Europe following the ground collision between an SAS MD-87 and a Cessna Citation in fog at Milan Linate in October 2001. The Citation strayed across the active runway as the MD-87 was taking off and 114 people on both aircraft were killed, as were four baggage handlers on the ground. It was Italy's worst aviation accident and made Europe sit up and take note. "We had been looking at runway safety for a long time before that, ...

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