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LAX Ranked Among Nation's Most Dangerous Airports

Travel & Leisure Magazine ranks LAX third among the most dangerous airports in the U.S.

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    LAX Ranked Among Nation's Most Dangerous Airports
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    Los Angeles International Airport is among the most dangerous airports in the country, according to a report by Travel and Leisure magazine.

    The publication compared 35 of the busiest commercial airports in the country and weighed certain incidences on the FAA's Runway Safety Support, namely those which could have resulted in a catastrophic collison.

    LAX ranked third with 60 reported runway incidents and a score of 4.41 over the past five years.

    One of the most memorable mishaps at LAX was back in 2007, when a WestJet 737 landed and almost hit a Northwest Airbus during take off.

    LAX Ranked Among Nation's Most Dangerous Airports

    [LA] LAX Ranked Among Nation's Most Dangerous Airports
    Travel & Leisure Magazine rank Los Angeles International Airport third among the nation's most dangerous airports.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011)

    LAX only ranked behind two other airports: O'hare Airport, which topped the list, and Cleveland Hopkins in a close second.
     

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