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Miss close at New York airport

Miss close at New York airport

A Swiss plane was cleared to take off in New York, along with four other planes that were to transit the same runway.

April 21, 2024, 11:32 amApril 21, 2024, 1:45 p.m

There was a near miss at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on Wednesday. According to “20 minutes» Also a Swiss machine.

Swissair flight LX17 to Zurich was actually supposed to have a free runway in the afternoon, but four other planes were on the runway at the same time.

Because besides Swissair, American Airlines 2246, Delta 29, Republic 5752 and Delta 420 also received clearance to cross the runway. The Swiss plane, which was supposed to take off on runway 4L, had to pass the other plane to do so.

The Swiss (special) flight with other aircraft on the same runway. Photo: 20min/VAS Aviation

'Dangerous situation recedes'

Although the machine was already accelerating for a few seconds, the Swiss crew quickly reacted with a radio message when the impending collision was noticed: “Abort takeoff. Traffic on slopes.”

Suez confirmed the incident to the portal: “We are aware of the incident and reported it to the cockpit crew. Due to the high level of situational awareness and quick response of our crew, the potentially dangerous situation was quickly de-escalated.

There was no apology from air traffic control after that. The plane took off from the same runway a few minutes later without any further incident. (how much)

Here is the complete radio message

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