American 777 and Delta 737 Narrowly Keep away from Collision at New York JFK

On thirteenth January, an American Airways Boeing 777 and a Delta Airways Boeing 737 skilled a close to miss on the runway at New York’s JFK Airport.

The Delta Airways Boeing 737-900 with registration N914DU was scheduled to depart as flight DL1943 to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic whereas the American Airways Boeing 777-200ER with registration N754AN was scheduled to function flight AA106 to London Heathrow.

Nonetheless, whereas the Delta 737 began its takeoff roll from runway 4L, surprisingly the American 777 crossed the lively runway on the identical time. Fortunately, the air visitors controller seen this example and requested Flight DL1943 to abort the take-off instantly.

Supply: Flightradar24 by way of FL360aero

A recording from LiveATC.web revealed the communication between the 2 flights and the JFK air visitors controller. As shared by @xJonNYC, right here’s the transcript between the ATC and Delta flight DL1943:

Air visitors controller: Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance. Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance.

Flight DL1943: Rejecting.

Flight DL1943: All proper, Delta 1943.

Air visitors controller: Delta 1943, can you taxi, or do you want a few minutes to run checks?

Flight DL1943: Yeah we will get off the runway, Delta 1943.

In the meantime, right here’s the transcript between the ATC and American flight AA106 to London Heathrow:

American Flight AA106: The final clearance we got, we have been cleared to cross, is that appropriate?

Air visitors controller: American 106 heavy, we’re departing runway 4L, I suppose we’ll hearken to the tapes, however you have been imagined to depart runway 4L, you’re at present holding wanting runway 31L.

Moreover, the mishap may very well be illustrated by the next recording obtained from Flightradar24.

FAA Investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and different U.S. aviation authorities have began an investigation into the mishap.

Preliminary data from the FAA means that Delta Flight DL1493 stopped its takeoff roll roughly 1,000 ft earlier than reaching the purpose the place the American 777 had crossed the adjoining taxiway.

After the mishap, the Delta Airways 737 returned to the gate and couldn’t depart resulting from staffing points. In consequence, the flight finally left JFK on Saturday morning, and Delta mentioned it offered prospects with resort lodging. A complete of 145 passengers and 6 crew members have been onboard the plane.

“The security of our prospects and crew is all the time Delta’s primary precedence. Delta will work with and help the NTSB on a full overview of flight 1943 on Jan. 13 concerning an aborted takeoff process at New York-JFK. We apologize to our prospects for the inconvenience and delay of their travels.”

Delta Spokesperson

In the meantime, the American Airways Boeing 777 certain for London Heathrow departed JFK 20 minutes after the mishap. Reportedly, the 777 didn’t have clearance to cross the lively runway. It was additionally imagined to depart from runway 4L, nonetheless, as a substitute, it crossed that runway, planning to depart from runway 31L.

The air visitors controller and the Delta pilots have been praised for his or her fast response and the incidence is being investigated by FAA officers.

Sources: JonNYC, Flightradar24, LiveATC.web


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