An inbound Volaris plane accidentally click on a row in the wrong job.
Air traffic controllers averted a near disaster at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, after a Volaris airlines flight attempted to land on the same runway as a departing Delta plane.
Instead of landing on JFK’s runway 13 left, the crew in the cockpit of inbound Volaris Flight 880 from Mexico incorrectly on one line with JFK’s Runway 13 right, where Delta Flight 4231 was already on the way to the runway, and the preparation for the flight to Reagan National Airport in Arlington County, Va., Fortune reports.
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At the sight of the Volaris aircraft, Delta’s flight crew notified air traffic controllers, who quickly told Delta to stop with his plans for the flight.
“Brickyard 4231 cancel flight plan,” an air traffic controller can be heard telling Delta Flight 4231, according to recordings obtained by NBC New York. “Brickyard cancel flight plans.”
According to a statement issued by the FAA, the air traffic controllers issued a “go around” instructions to the Volaris aircraft, which came to the traffic pattern at about 1:25 hours, and later landed safely.
No injuries were reported.
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“The crew of Delta Flight 4231, operated by Delta Connection carrier Republic Airline, safely performed with a low-speed take-off rejection of the New York-JFK Tuesday afternoon in the direction of air traffic control,” said Delta in a statement issued to Fox News. “Following proper procedures, the aircraft leaving the runway; the crew then requeued for departure and completed the flight to Washington Reagan without incident.
“The safety of our customers and crew is our highest priority.”
On Tuesday night, Volaris also issued a statement about the incident, in which she promised to investigate the cause of the error.
“At Volaris, the safety of our passengers and crew is our highest priority. On the basis of our protocols, we will conduct an investigation to determine the factors that have led to this event.” the airline said in a statement.
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This is the second time in as many weeks that two planes came dangerously close to JFK airport. On Nov. 27, a flight of EgyptAir clipped wings with a Virgin Atlantic flight shortly after 7 pm, Both aircraft back to the terminal and no injuries reported.