FAA and NTSB Investigate Near Collision at JFK

One jetliner taxied in front of another as it was about to take off.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating how two airliners nearly collided on the ground recently at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Airport Surface Detection System alerted air traffic controllers to an American Airlines plane taxiing in front of a Delta jet that had been cleared to take off.

The FAA stated that air traffic controllers “noticed another aircraft crossing the runway in front of the departing jetliner” and quickly canceled the take-off clearance of the Delta flight. The FAA added that the departing flight was able to come to a stop roughly 1,000 feet from the jetliner that taxied across its path.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Administrator Billy Nolen as he oversees the FAA.
  • For NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy as she participates in the investigation of the near collision.
  • With thanksgiving to the Lord for the air traffic controllers being able to avert the collision.

Sources: CNN, The Hill, PostMillennial


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