FAA launches investigation after two planes practically collide at JFK airport

FAA launches investigation after two planes practically collide at JFK airport

Grounded Delta Airways planes are parked at gates at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport on January 11, 2023, in New York.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation after two business airplanes narrowly prevented a collision at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport on Friday, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC.

The FAA stated a Boeing 737 operated by Delta Air Traces stopped its takeoff round 8:45 p.m. when air visitors controllers seen one other American Airways plane crossing the runway. The Delta flight “stopped its takeoff roll roughly 1,000 ft” from the purpose the place the American Airways Boeing 777 had crossed, in line with the FAA’s preliminary evaluation.

The company instructed CNBC the data is topic to alter.

The Nationwide Transportation Security Board said in a tweet Sunday that it’s also investigating the incident.

Flight watcher @xJonNYC seen the near miss and shared audio of the tense air visitors management trade on Twitter Saturday.

“Delta 1943 cancel takeoff plans! Delta 1943 cancel takeoff plans!” one particular person will be heard saying.

“Rejecting,” one other particular person responds.

A consultant for Delta Air Traces stated Flight 1943 was heading to the Dominican Republic, however after the plane stopped on the runway, it returned to the gate and prospects deplaned.

The flight was delayed in a single day as a consequence of crew assets and departed the subsequent morning.

“The security of our prospects and crew is at all times Delta’s primary precedence,” the consultant stated in an announcement. “Delta will work with and help aviation authorities on a full evaluate of flight 1943 on Jan. 13 concerning a profitable aborted takeoff process at New York-JFK. We apologize to our prospects for the inconvenience and delay of their travels.”

A spokesperson for American Airways stated the corporate will defer to the FAA for remark.

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