American B772 at New York on Jan 13th 2023, runway incursion

Last Update: February 10, 2023 / 20:49:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-106

Aircraft Registration
N754AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N754AN performing flight AA-106 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 137 passengers and 12 crew, was taxiing on taxiway B for departure from runway 04L being cleared to cross runway 31L on taxiway K, the aircraft however continued straight on, joined taxiway J and crossed runway 04L at taxiway J about 1200 meters/4000 feet down runway 04L.

At that very moment a Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N914DU performing flight DL-1943 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) with 153 passengers and 6 crew, was cleared for takeoff from runway 04L and was accelerating when tower noticed the conflict and instructed DL-1943 to cancel takeoff clearance with quite agitated voice, repeating that instruction a few seconds later until the crew reported they were rejecting takeoff. The Delta crew subsequently, in the voice of their transmissions to tower and "Uch!", indicated this became quite close. The aircraft vacated the runway to the left via taxiway J.

Tower subsequently instructed AA-106 to call a phone number due to pilot deviation.

After the phone call with tower AA-106 departed from runway 31L about 30 minutes later. DL-1943 returned to the apron, the aircraft remained on the ground for about 15 hours, then departed for the flight DL-1943 and reached Santo Domingo with a delay of about 14.5 hours.

The FAA reported according to preliminary analysis the 737 stopped about 1000 feet short of the intersection with taxiway J, where the 777 had crossed the runway. The FAA opened an investigation.

On Jan 15th 2023 the NTSB announced they have opened an investigation into the occurrence.

On Feb 10th 2023 the NTSB released their preliminary report stating that DL-1943 rejected takeoff at about 100 KIAS and came to a stop about 500 feet short of taxiway J and added: "The closest point between the two aircraft was about 1400 feet and occurred as DAL 1943 decelerated past taxiway K4 and AA106 exited the runway at taxiway J."

The NTSB reported further:

On February 1, 2023, NTSB conducted ATC interviews, which were audio recorded for transcription. Recorder data from both aircraft were obtained. Cockpit voice recorder data were both overwritten. Flight crew statements were received. In addition to the crew statements, NTSB attempted to interview the American Airlines flight crew three different times. American Airlines cleared the flight crew’s schedule to ensure their availability; however, the flight crew refused to be interviewed on the basis that their statements would be audio recorded for transcription. On behalf of the crew, the APA party representative informed the NTSB that the crew would not consent to participate in audio recorded interviews in any manner. NTSB has determined that this investigation requires that the flight crew interviews be audio recorded and transcribed by a court reporter to ensure the highest degree of accuracy, completeness, and efficiency. As a result of the flight crew’s repeated unwillingness to proceed with a recorded interview, subpoenas for their testimony have been issued.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N754AN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777-223
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-106

Aircraft Registration
N754AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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