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On Friday, January 13, two planes almost collided on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced an investigation into the incident.
In particular, one of the planes taxied into the runway in front of the airliner, which was already taking off. A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 was accelerating and had to make an emergency stop to avoid a collision. The plane stopped moving about 305 meters before the American Airlines Boeing 777. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the incident.
“Air traffic controllers noticed another plane crossing the runway in front of the departing airliner. According to a preliminary analysis, Delta Air Lines Flight 1943 stopped its takeoff approximately 1,000 feet before reaching the point where American Airlines Flight 106, a Boeing 777 taxied out of the adjacent runway,” the statement said.
The airline Delta was told that Flight 737-900 was bound for Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. There were 145 passengers and six crew members on board. Due to the incident, the aircraft was forced to return. As a result, the flight took place only on Saturday. Passengers were provided with an overnight stay in a hotel. After the incident, the airline intends to work with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to analyze the problem.
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