The FAA is investigating a close connection between two planes at a New York airport

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Officials are investigating a close call at a New York airport Friday night between a plane that was crossing the runway and another that was preparing to take off.”(Profanity)! Delta 1943, Cancel Takeoff! Delta 1943, Cancel Clearance take off!” the air traffic controller said in the audio of the air traffic control communication when he noticed another American Airlines plane crossing ahead. The recording was made by LiveATC, a website that monitors and publishes flight communications. The Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 then made a “safe stop” on the runway at JFK International Airport as another plane crossed ahead of the federal plane. The Aviation Administration said in a statement. “I think the controller made a good signal to abandon takeoff,” said John Cox, a retired pilot and professor of aviation safety at the University of Southern California. He said the takeoff safety maneuver, which when pilots stop the plane and abort takeoff, they are “very, very familiar with.” According to the FAA statement, the American Airlines plane crossed from the adjacent taxiway. The agency said Saturday it would investigate the incident, which happened around 8:45 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board also said it was looking into the conversation. “They’re going to go back and listen to every transmission between the American plane and the air traffic control to see who misunderstood what,” Cox said.___Mason Hahn is an Associated Press staff member/reporter for the America Statehouse News Initiative. Reporting for America is a nonprofit national outreach program that places journalists in local newsrooms to cover underreported issues. Follow Maysoon Khan on Twitter.

Officials are investigating a close encounter at a New York airport Friday night between a plane that was crossing the runway and another that was preparing to take off.

“(Profanity)! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance!” the air traffic controller said in the audio of the air traffic control communication when he noticed another American Airlines plane crossing ahead. The recording was made by LiveATC, a website that tracks and posts flight reports.

The Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 then made a “safe stop” on the runway at JFK International Airport as another one crossed in front of it, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

“I think the controller made a good call to cancel the takeoff,” said John Cox, a retired pilot and professor of aviation safety at the University of Southern California.

He said the aborted takeoff safety maneuver, which involves pilots stopping the plane and aborting takeoff, is one they are “very, very familiar with.”

“Pilots practice a missed takeoff almost every time they get on the simulator,” he said.

The Delta plane came to rest about 1,000 feet from where the American Airlines plane crossed a nearby taxiway, according to an FAA statement.

The agency said Saturday it would investigate the incident, which happened around 8:45 p.m

The National Transportation Safety Board also said it is reviewing the call.

“They’re going to go back and listen to every transmission between the American plane and the air traffic control to see who didn’t understand what,” Cox said.

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Mason Khan is an Associated Press/Reporting staff member for the US Government News Initiative. Reporting for America is a nonprofit national outreach program that places journalists in local newsrooms to cover underreported issues. Follow Maysoon Khan on Twitter.

The FAA is investigating a close connection between two planes at a New York airport

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