American B738 at Boston on Jun 7th 2012, runway incursion

Last Update: June 8, 2012 / 11:17:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Jun 7, 2012

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An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N991AN performing flight AA-349 from Boston,MA to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) with 144 passengers and 5 crew, was taxiing for departure and already in contact with tower had been instructed to taxi to runway 04R via runway 14. While taxiing tower instructed AA-349 to pick up that taxiway, traffic on 2 mile final, a short time later followed by the instruction to hold short of runway 04R which was acknowledged. The aircraft was subsequently handed off to another tower frequency and upon reporting on that frequency was again instructed to hold short of runway 04R, which was again acknowledged reporting they'd be ready for departure in one minute.

In the meantime a Delta Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N339NB performing flight DL-1386 from New York La Guardia,NY to Boston,MA (USA), was on final approach to runway 04R descending through about 400 feet AGL, tower was just in the middle of the word "roger" in response to AA-349 reporting ready in one minute, when tower shouted the instruction "Go Around!", then "Delta 1386, go-around!" The crew acknowleged "We are on the go" and climbed out again.

Tower continued, entirely calm voice again, instructing AA-349 to make a 180 and hold short of runway 04R, the aircraft was later instructed to line up runway 04R and departed.

DL-1386 positioned for another approach and landed safely on runway 04R 12 minutes after aborting the first approach.

The FAA reported the controller took the precaution to instruct the A319 to go around after the Boeing 737 had crossed the hold short line of runway 04R and taxied across the runway.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2012

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Aircraft Registration

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

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