A new GAO report says runway safety has become a major problem at the nation’s busiest airports. There is a “high risk” of a “catastrophic runway collision” according to the report which says close calls have been increasing due to over-worked air traffic controllers. The report says some air traffic controllers regularly work six days a week. It seems that when so many individual’s well-being is at stake, and where there is such a high risk of personal injury litigation and claims of negligence, the FAA and the airlines would make serious efforts to eliminate this kind of risk. Instead, the GAO report says the risk is grown to record levels.
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