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Runway Incursions Go Up at LAX, Luckily All are Minor

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Runway incursions were up at LAX in 2009, the FAA has announced. In 2008, there eight such incidents, four less than in 2009, according to the LA Times, which explains that "incursions happen when pilots fail to stop at hold lines on taxiways that lead to runways." 10 of the incursions were caused by pilot error with the remaining two to blame on the air traffic controllers. Although there was an increase, it's a decrease since 2007 when there were 31 incursions, two of them serious. As of June 10th, LAX had experienced eight incursions in 2010.