There is a near runway collision between planes

Investigation of a January 23 Jet-Aircraft Near Collision on a Drayton-Radway at JFK International Airport

The pilots from American Airlines who were involved in a near-collision on a runway at JFK International Airport will testify before the National Transport Safety Board, their union said.

All parties to the investigation are barred from speaking about the investigation while it is pending, according to the statement.

In a preliminary report, the NTSB says the American Airlines 777 crossed an active runway without clearance from air traffic control, causing a Delta 737 to abort its takeoff on Friday, January 13.

The flight voice recorders on both aircraft were overwritten, meaning investigators can’t hear what was said in the cockpit at the time of the incident.

• The NTSB said Wednesday it is investigating a January 23 incident involving a United Airlines 777 jet and a smaller, single-engine cargo plane at Honolulu’s airport.

And at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on Jan. 23, a United Airlines plane crossed a runway that a private Cessna plane was landing on.

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has a similar incident on the morning of February 4. A FedEx cargo jet that was cleared to land on the same runway as a Southwest Airlines jet that was already on began its roll to take off. The two airplanes came within 100 feet of each other, as the FedEx pilot pulled up just in time.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating another near collision between passenger jets this week.

The Flight of a U.S. Airborne Bombardier from Burbank to Lossy Hollywood: SkyWest Airlines and the Denver International Airport

A Sky West plane was cleared by air traffic control to take off at the same Burbank airport location as the Mesa Airlines plane, but the pilots decided to abandon the landing attempt and initiate a go-around.

No damage or injuries were reported, but this is at least the fourth such runway incursion that could have resulted in a deadly crash at a U.S. airport since mid-January, raising significant safety concerns among lawmakers and within the aviation industry.

An air traffic controller cleared a SkyWest Airlines plane to take off from the Hollywood Burbank Airport at 6:55pm local time, according to the FAA. The Mesa Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 was about to land on the same runway and was 1.3 miles away from the airport.

“The Mesa pilot discontinued the landing and initiated a climb out,” the FAA says in a statement. SkyWest aircraft continued their journey while Mesa aircraft had an automated alert sound on their flight deck. The controller told Mesa to go to a course that would take it away from the other aircraft.

The failure of the FAA pilot notification system in January that led to a ground stop of departing flights raised alarm bells in Congress as lawmakers hold hearings on the matter in recent weeks.

Next week will see the aviation safety concerns being front and center. On Wednesday, the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a long-awaited hearing on Phillip A. Washington, President Biden’s nominee to head the FAA.

Washington is currently the chief executive of the Denver International Airport, a post he has held for less than two years after a long career in mass transit leadership. Republicans criticized the pick due to Washington’s lack of aviation experience.

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