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FAA investigating after drivers ended up on O'Hare runways
Last updated: 18 October 2017

published: 09 JUL 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The FAA is investigating the training of two truck drivers involved in a June 27 incident in which two planes were forced to abort their landings at Chicago-O'Hare. The first man drove into the intersections of runways 32L and 27L, forcing a Northwest Airlines DC-9 to go-around. Four minutes later, at 23:15, the second driver drove into the same intersection at the same place, realized his mistake, turned around and crossed back. His incursion forced a Polar Air Cargo 747 to abort it's landing. (Daily Herald)