Questions tagged [runway-incursion]

Any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the unauthorized presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take off of aircraft

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Are animals straying onto the runway considered to be a runway incursion?

Are animals on the runway defined as a runway incursion?
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Is it legal for a balloon to land at a US international airport?

Assuming the winds directed a hot air balloon near a US international airport, and the pilot has no other choice than landing, say near the runways/taxiways, would they face legal trouble/fines?
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What distinct challenges are faced in taxi operations that aren't found in other phases of flight?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made Runway Incursion Avoidance a special emphasis area and added it as a required task in several of the Practical Test Standards (PTS) documents. All the ...
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Do planes return to service after non-fiery crashes?

A Turkish Airlines flight recently ran off the runway and ended up on its belly in a field. The landing gear were damaged, but the plane didn't burn and the fuselage remained intact. Are planes ...
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Is there a minimum separation between a landing aircraft and another crossing its runway?

I have just seen this video of what has been called a runway incursion at LEBL (my hometown airport). A russian jet initiates a go-around after seeing an argentinian plane crossing runway 02: https://...
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How are runway incursions avoided?

I'm wondering if there's ground radar on planes, or any fallback system other than relying on a controller, for avoiding runway incursions? Have any studies or reports been made that show ...