Runway or taxiway excursion is the most frequent form of accidents, representing 22 % of all aircraft accidents over the period of 2010 – 2014. On average, there are 18 runway or taxiway excursions in commercial air transport worldwide per year. Excursions can lead to loss of life and/or injury to persons either on board the aircraft or on the ground. It can also result in damage to the aircraft, airfield or off airfield equipment including other aircrafts, buildings or other items in proximity.
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