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June 14, 2024
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After the dramatic scenes at Tokyo Haneda on Tuesday, when a Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900 crashed into a Japan Coast Guard De Havilland Canada Dash 8 on the runway after landing, the airline industry once more is focused on that ever-present risk: runway incursions. Haneda is the kind of accident that had just been avoided on several occasions at US airports in 2023, which is a reason for concern for IATA, the airline association.

As we mentioned in a separate story about aviation safety in 2023, IATA highlighted the number of high-profile incidents in the US that could be classed as runway incursions. Nick Careen, SVP of Operations, Safety, and Security, stated during IATA’s Global Media Day on December 6 that various runway incursions in the US might have a common factor.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.