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Near Collision of American, Delta Jets on JFK Runway Probed

  • American jet crossed runway as Delta plane rolled for takeoff
  • Delta plane stopped about 1,000 feet from American jet at JFK
American Airlines airplanes at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
American Airlines airplanes at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

US accident investigators have opened probes into the near-collision of two jets on a runway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

American Airlines Group Inc. Flight 106, a Boeing Co. 777 widebody jet, rolled across a runway on Friday night just as Delta Air Lines Inc. Flight 1943, a 737, was accelerating toward it while attempting to takeoff, the Federal Aviation Administration said in an emailed statement.