Logan Airport unveils two new safety projects
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Logan Airport has unveiled two new projects in hopes of enhancing safety.
The airport has approved the construction of a 500-foot extension to one of the runways. It will create a larger buffer zone when pilots are forced to abort a landing.
The second project is a new satellite transponder program, which will more accurately display the positions of vehicles and aircraft.
The new transponder program should help prevent close calls such as the one last week at Logan when an arriving Delta flight was forced to abort its landing to avoid a possible crash with another plane.
The Delta flight circled around before coming in for a safe landing.