The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating another close call at a US airport associated with a major airline.
flight radar informed of The FAA said a Learjet 60 “took off without approval” at Boston’s Logan International Airport Monday night as a JetBlue Embraer E190AR was approaching.
“The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Eastern time,” the FAA said in a statement. An air traffic controller directed the Learjet pilot to line up and wait on Runway 9, while the JetBlue Embraer 190 took off from Runway 4- Landed on the right, which intersects runway 9.”
“The Learjet pilot clearly read the instructions but instead initiated a takeoff roll. The pilot of the JetBlue aircraft took evasive action and initiated a climb as soon as the Learjet crossed the intersection,” the statement read.
The FAA said, “The Learjet was operated by Hop-a-Jet, a private charter company. The FAA will determine the closest proximity between the two aircraft as part of the investigation.”
Earlier this week the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Said It was investigating another close call between two commercial airliners. This was the fourth time that a runway incident with a commercial airliner had been put under investigation with the safety agency since the beginning of this year.
The NTSB said it was investigating the February 22 close call, which took place at Southern California’s Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. A SkyWest Embraer 175 was preparing for departure on the airport’s runway 33 when a Mesa Airlines CRJ9 maneuvered around the aircraft, which the agency labeled a “pilot-initiated go-around”, while the aircraft was on the same runway was coming in for landing. ,
The NTSB said there were no reports of damage or injuries.
It is not clear how close the two planes came to each other. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was already Investigating the incident.