April 16, 2024

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Investigators detail how an American Airlines jet crossed a runway in front of a Delta plane at JFK

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The pilots of an American Airlines plane taxied across the wrong runway last year in New York — into the path of another jetliner that was taking off — after the captain became distracted and confused about takeoff instructions and the co-pilot lost track of their plane’s location, according to documents released Monday.

Disaster was averted because an air traffic controller — using an expletive — shouted at pilots of the other plane, a Delta Air Lines flight, to abort their takeoff.

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The Associated Press

2024-01-29 18:57:57

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