The Airline Blog just covered how LAX is upping their tarmac safety, and just recently an incident at Logan International Airport showed how important safety is. A US Airways Airbus A320 was throttled up for takeoff from Boston to Phoenix when a construction vehicle decided to cross the runway. “It was a serious thing, a matter of seconds,” said spokesman Phil Orlandella.
The driver of the construction vehicle has been placed on leave and all construction work on the runways has been suspended until the FAA has completed a full investigation of the incident.
One cannot underestimate the damage that someone on the ground can cause. From not closing a cargo door properly to driving at the wrong place at the wrong time, inattention on the ground can cost lives.From: Boston.com via Today in the Sky