Caribbean B738 at New York on Jan 17th 2015, runway incursion
Last Update: January 19, 2015 / 21:44:31 GMT/Zulu time
In the meantime Tower had cleared a Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N583JB performing flight B6-1295 from New York JFK,NY to Austin,TX (USA), for takeoff from runway 22R, the aircraft was accelerating for takeoff. The aircraft aborted takeoff at high speed due to the runway incursion by the Caribbean Airlines Boeing.
Around the time, when B6-1295 was cleared to line up runway 22R, and BW-526 was taxiing along taxiway J, flight "Redwood 56", Virgin America flight 56, received clearance to cross runway 22R at J and contact ground.
The Boeing 737-800 continued taxi to the gate, the occurrence A320 was able to depart about 90 minutes later and reached Austin with a total delay of 3 hours.
The FAA reported Caribbean Airlines flight 526 was travelling along taxiway J (editorial note: 2040 meters/6690 feet down runway 22R) when they taxied across the runway into the path of Jetblue flight 1295. Tower controllers immediately instructed the Jetblue to abort takeoff, the aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway at taxiway G (editorial note: 1200 meters/3900 feet down the runway) and returned to the gate. The closest proximity was more than 2800 feet (850 meters).
Jetblue reported their pilots saw the crossing Boeing 737-800 and rejected takeoff. The aircraft returned to the gate for a standard inspection.
Caribbean Airlines indicated they are concerned with the occurrence and are complying with the investigation.
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