February 1, 2023

Dramatic instantaneous jets almost collide in New York

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an investigation after two planes nearly collided on Friday night (13/01) at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

The accident occurred when a Delta Airlines flight bound for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was about to take off when another American Airlines plane crossed the runway.

JFK’s air traffic controller issued an urgent order to the Delta pilots, who managed to stop the takeoff in time.

“M****! Delta Airlines 1943, revoke your takeoff clearance!” An observer shouted at the conversation between the tower and the plane, which was being recorded.