Disaster averted by Swiss Aircraft at JFK: FAA

Disaster averted by Swiss Aircraft at JFK: FAA

NEW YORK (PIX11) — A Swiss Air flight avoided disaster at JFK International Airport last Wednesday when the pilot aborted takeoff, preventing a possible collision with other planes, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.

The incident happened around 4:45 p.m. The Swiss Air pilot aborted takeoff because four other planes were crossing the same runway further downfield, FAA officials said.

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The FAA is continuing to investigate what may have led to the incident.

Swiss Air was not immediately available to comment.

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