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Airport Police Car on Runway Causes Aircraft Emergency at LAX

An airport police car violated a major airport safety rule when it drove across an active runway at Los Angeles International Airport. The vehicle was merely 15 feet from the edge of a runway where commercial aircraft land and take off, causing a safety hazard. Los Angeles aviation attorney Ron Goldman comments on the situation to NBC Channel 4, saying, “…You have placed in jeopardy the lives of possibly hundreds of people.” The car had to be escorted off the runway because the control tower was unable to reach the driver by radio because he was on a different frequency.

Air Date: 7-13-2004
Incident Date: 4-29-2004