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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an accident between two industrial plane at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport on Friday.
In keeping with preliminary data from the FAA, the Delta Air Traces flight was to cease “an roughly 1,000-foot run” from the place an American Airways flight crossed the identical runway in entrance of the Delta aircraft.
The rendezvous occurred at about 8:45 p.m. native time, whereas an American Airways Boeing 777 was shifting on a close-by taxiway, and air visitors controllers noticed two approaching plane, in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In audio posted on Twitter by flight watcher @xJonNYCthe controller, in a panic, appears to comprehend that the 2 planes are converging and orders the Delta aircraft, a Boeing 737, to cease.
“Delta 1943 cancels takeoff plans! Delta 1943 cancels takeoff plans!” the person says. “Rejection,” somebody replies.
One other clip seems to be a dialog between an air visitors controller and one of many American Airways pilots.
“I feel we are going to take heed to the tapes, however you needed to depart runway 4 on the left,” says the air visitors controller. “Now you are lacking [runway] 3-1 left.”
A Delta spokesman mentioned the security of passengers and crew is the airline’s high precedence.
“Delta will work with the aviation authorities and help them of their full overview of the January 13 1943 flight regarding the aborted takeoff process at New York-JFK,” a spokesperson mentioned in an announcement. “We apologize to our prospects for the inconvenience and the delay of their journey.”
The flight, certain for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was carrying 145 passengers and 6 crew members, in accordance with Delta.
After the incident, the flight returned to the boarding gate and was delayed in a single day as a consequence of crew assets, the airline mentioned. The purchasers got lodging for the night time and the flight departed the subsequent morning.
American Airways mentioned it was suspending feedback to the FAA.