NEW YORK-Close call at JFK

Two airplanes avoided colliding on a Kennedy Airport runway Saturday evening in an incident being investigated by federal aviation officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Sunday it was investigating the close call that occurred about 10:30 p.m. between a Caribbean Airlines flight from Georgetown, Guyana, and a JetBlue flight departing for Austin, Texas.

FAA officials said JetBlue Flight 1295, an Airbus A-320, was rolling down Runway 22 for takeoff when Caribbean Airlines Flight 526, a Boeing 737 traveling on Taxiway J, “taxied across” into the path of the JetBlue flight.

“Air traffic controllers immediately ordered JetBlue [Flight] 1295 to cancel its takeoff and stop,” FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email.

The JetBlue flight was diverted to Taxiway G and taxied back to the gate, Bergen said.

“The closest proximity of the two aircraft was more than 2,800 feet,” she said.

JetBlue spokesman Rick Case said “the flight returned to the gate for standard aircraft inspection and there were no injuries reported.” (Newsday)

4 Responses to NEW YORK-Close call at JFK

  1. Reneka Nikita
    Reneka Nikita January 19, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Not cool….

    Reply
  2. Ella Rose Babb
    Ella Rose Babb January 19, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Very scary

    Reply
  3. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman January 19, 2015 at 9:24 am

    God is good

    Reply
  4. Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers
    Deidre Speed-Queen Mayers January 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    A little too close for comfort

    Reply

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