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FAA Investigating Another Near-Collision at D.C.’s Reagan Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation after two planes nearly collided at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Wednesday.

Air traffic controllers at Arlington, Virginia’s airport had to cancel American Airlines Flight 2134’s takeoff clearance after the flight was already heading toward the runway at about 10:30 a.m., when another plane received clearance to land on an intersecting runway. Fox Business report.

The other one is private According to King Air Jet, Daily Mail:

Audio recordings of conversations between the control tower and the plane today It revealed the tense moment when the King Air pilot said he couldn’t “just fly around” because he was “already on the ground”.

The incident comes just weeks after the FAA announced a new investigation into close calls involving JetBlue and Southwest planes at the same airport.

A Southwest Airlines jet passes by unused luggage carts as it arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

“The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority, and we appreciate the professionalism of our flight crew,” American Airlines said, confirming to Fox Business that it would cooperate with the FAA’s investigation into the recent near-disaster.

“Recently, we have seen a decrease in the incidence of serious runway accidents,” the FAA told the outlet in April.