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Https://news.yahoo.com/jetliner-hits-kil......674.html

Reader’s Digest version: some guy was on an active runway in Austin, TX. The pilot of the plane landing on the runway tried to maneuver (swerve?) to avoid him. It didn’t work: the plane hit and killed the guy.
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I’m surprised airport security didn’t intercede and prevent the guy from walking on the runway. It happened to me once.
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The real question is, what is the point of this story?
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The real question is, what is the point of this story?


The moral is look both ways before crossing the tarmac.
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On May 8, 2020, arthur stead wrote:
I’m surprised airport security didn’t intercede and prevent the guy from walking on the runway. It happened to me once.


Walking to your plane on the tarmac used to be how you boarded... some of us might even remember running to the plane. Nowadays with heightened security (TSA) and boarding through direct walkways to the plane, it's hard to imagine what happened here. The article notes that the man had no airport ID on him (ie if he were an employee). Lynn
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In the Dominican Republic it is still how you get on an airplane.
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Wasn't it more of procession with the moving ramp set into place and then the airline staff led the passengers in?
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In the Dominican Republic it is still how you get on an airplane.



I've seen it in a lot of countries outside the USA.
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It also still happens in smaller airports in the USA.
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Yep, decades ago in Presque Isle Maine we would board a jumper to connect with Newark. We would have to walk out to the plane and board. Funny/scary thing is if you were on an early flight they did not have anyone to man the metal detector (this pre-9/11) so we would connect with Newark and arrive on the secure side there unchecked.

I'm sure they corrected it since then.
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On May 9, 2020, arthur stead wrote:
It also still happens in smaller airports in the USA.


So have i.
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On May 9, 2020, arthur stead wrote:
It also still happens in smaller airports in the USA.


I read that this is less and less so; yet indeed it still exists. Even one terminal in San Jose CA, which is not a small airport, had a walk on the tarmac until 2010. Lynn
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Procedure might be coming back as rear boarding....

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/4122183002
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Yipes, seeing two passengers taking a selfie next to the tarmac, (only separated by a cord) makes me now think we might see more accidents as mentioned in the OP. Mr Salk is right in warning us to look both ways! Lynn
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