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Serious runway incursion incident at LAX between Gulfstream and CRJ700
6 October 2006

On September 30 a runway incursion at Los Angeles (LAX) caused a near collision between two jets. Skywest flight 6430 to San Antonio was cleared for takeoff when a Gulfstream executive jet crossed the runway. The Skywest Canadair RJ700 aborted the takeoff at a speed of about 100 kts and came to a stop less than 100 feet from the Gulfstream. The Gulfstream pilot told officials he was certain that the controller had cleared him to cross both runways, even though he twice read back the `hold short` instructions correctly according to the FAA.
(LA Times)