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On Jan 1 1999 at Los Angeles International airport the pilots of a B-757 were cleared into position to hold on runway 24L Another B-757 on final was cleared to land the flight crew asked if the runway was occupied The tower controller said no On short final the pilots of the landing B-757 spotted the airplane on the runway and began a go-around missing the airplane on the runway by an estimated 150 feet vertically Duke 14 Whether you fly a C-152 into Ellensburg or a B-757 into Las Angeles you are susceptible to creating a runway incursion or suffering because of one The FAA defines a runway incursion as any occurrence at an airport involving an aircraft vehicle person or object on the ground that creates a collision hazard or results in loss of required separation from an aircraft taking off landing or intending to land Lounsbury 11 In worst cases incursions cause high speed ground collisions between two aircraft such as the worst aviation disaster of all timetwo B-747s that collided in the Canary Islands 21 years agoCortes pars 5 DOT statistics show an alarming increase in runway incursions A 40 percent increase in the last five years Cortes pars 4 At this alarming rate we as pilots should be concerned and make ourselves aware of the causes of runway incursions By understanding the causes of runway incursions at uncontrolled airports good communication and what technology advances the FAA and NASA are looking into we can start to have a better understanding of the runway incursion problem Pilots who visit uncontrolled airports such as the airport in Ellensburg have freedom from the Air Traffic Control system but this freedom could come with a price We as pilots look towards the Aeronautical Informational Manual AIM which predicts pattern and ground procedures at these uncontrolled airports At these uncontrolled airports there are three main causes for incursions according to the NASA Aviation
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