Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Volaris, Airbus A319-100, XA-VOI: Incident occurred December 05, 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York



The quick actions from air traffic controllers at JFK Airport helped prevent a disaster on the runway.

A Delta plane was rolling down Runway 13 right when another jet, a Volaris flight, mistakenly lined up on the same runway. 

The Volaris flight was supposed to land on a parallel runway, Runway 13 left.

"Brickyard 4231 cancel take off plans," an air traffic controller is heard saying on the radio. "Brickyard cancel take off plans."

The crew on the Delta flight stopped their takeoff and taxied off the runway as air traffic controllers ordered the Volaris flight to go around.

"You’re lined up on the wrong runway," another air traffic controller is heard saying. "Volaris 880 go around, turn left heading 100."

The plane, which was arriving in New York City from Mexico, went around and landed safely on the correct runway.

It's not clear how close the planes were to each other. 

No injuries were reported. Volaris released a statement Tuesday night saying the airplane landed safely without any incidents.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is our highest priority, and in accordance with our procedures Volaris will conduct an investigation to determine the factors that led to this event,” the statement read.

Just last week two planes had clipped wings with each other at JFK. 

Story and video  ➤  https://www.nbcnewyork.com

WHAT TO KNOW

A Delta plane was rolling down Runway 13 right preparing for take off when a Volaris Airlines flight, mistakenly lined up on the same runway

Crews on the Delta flight stopped their takeoff and taxied off the runway as air traffic controllers ordered the Volaris flight to go around

The Volaris flight landed safely on the correct, parallel runway after going around and no injuries were reported

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A takeoff was aborted at John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday afternoon after a plane nearly landed on the wrong runway.

CBS News’ Kris Van Cleave reported that a little before 1:30 p.m., a Volaris Airbus A320 from Mexico City attempted to land on the wrong runway at the airport. Volaris Flight 880 was supposed to land on runway 13-Left and instead lined up for 13-Right, Van Cleave reported.

At about the same time, a Delta Connection flight operated by Republic Airlines was cleared to takeoff from 13-Right, Van Cleave reported.

The pilot of Delta Connection 4231 was heard on air traffic control audio saying, “Looks like there’s a plane on final.”

An Air Traffic Controller responded: “Yeah I see that. Cancel takeoff plans.”

Meanwhile, another air traffic controller spotted Volaris 880 and warned the pilot that the plane was about to land on the wrong runway.

The Volaris plane made a left turn and veered across the airport before landing, Van Cleave reported.

Volaris has not responded to an inquiry from CBS News.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it is aware of the incident and said controllers issued a go-around.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a similar incident from this summer at San Francisco International Airport, where an Air Canada flight nearly landed on a crowded taxiway, Van Cleave pointed out.

In October at SFO, another Air Canada flight did not respond to repeated air traffic control calls telling it to go around, as another plane was still on the runway it was attempting to land on. 

Story and video ➤ http://newyork.cbslocal.com

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