NTSB & FAA Probe String Of Recent Runway Incidents: Report

  • U.S. aviation authorities reportedly probe a fresh incident involving two airplanes cleared to use the same runway that forced one to abandon a landing and renewed safety questions.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating a string of recent runway incursions that have attracted national attention, reported Reuters.
  • In the Feb. 16 incident, Air Canada ACDVF Rouge - Airbus SE EADSY A321 was permitted for takeoff at Florida's Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport after clearing an American Airlines Group, Inc. AALBoeing Company BA 737 to land on the same runway, the report noted.
  • According to the FAA, the American Airlines flight crew abandoned the landing after the controller informed them that the Air Canada plane was taking off.
  • According to the report, the planes were about 3,100 feet apart when the American Airlines jet began its climb-out.
  • Last month, FedEx Corporation FDX cargo plane and a Southwest Airlines Company LUV jet nearly collided in Austin, Texas.
  • Related: FedEx Cargo Plane And Southwest Airlines Passenger Flight In A Potential Collision Call At Texas Airport, Safety Board Investigates
  • The report added that NTSB and FAA were investigating a Feb. 27 "close call" runway incursion at Boston Logan Airport when a Learjet 60 began a takeoff roll as a JetBlue Airways Corporation JBLU airplane was preparing to land on an intersecting runway.
  • The FAA plans to hold a safety summit and form a team of experts to review airline safety after several recent near-miss incidents.
  • Price Action: AAL shares are trading higher by 1.49% at $16.36 on the last check Tuesday.
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