American B752 at New York on Jul 24th 2019, stuck microphone

Last Update: July 24, 2019 / 20:13:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2234

Aircraft Registration
N175AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

An American Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N175AN performing flight AA-2234 from New York JFK,NY to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), departed New York's runway 04L properly acknowledging all ATC instructions. The crew contacted New York departure, however, after contacting departure their microphone remained open and blocked the ATC frequency, once the frequency was released other crews commented the departure radio was very bad. The controller managed to issue a heading instruction to AA-2234, on reading back the instruction their microphone again remained open for minutes blocking the frequency. The crew called departure multiple times without response, realized they were not able to communicate with ATC and set the transponder code for loss of communication and levelled off at 5000 feet as cleared. In the meantime NY departure tried to raise the crew and attempted to inform them their microphone was stuck. After a few attempts the microphone became unstuck again and the frequency became working again. AA-2234 was no longer heard thereafter, however, ATC communicated instructions including frequency changes to the crew until the aircraft was cleared to land back on runway 04R (tower transmitted: if you can hear, you are cleared to land runway 04R). The Boeing landed safely on runway 04R about 30 minutes after departure. Tower advised another arrival that they had an aircraft with a radio failure and were working to get them off the runway. Tower dispatched an operations vehicle to join AA-2234 and guide (radio) them across runway 04L before they would block everything again.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 6 hours, then departed again and is estimated to reach Dallas with a delay of about 06:30 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2234

Aircraft Registration
N175AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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