Two planes nearly collide at DC’s Reagan National Airport

A near collision between two aircraft was avoided earlier Thursday at Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. 

JetBlue and Southwest Airlines airplanes avoided each other by only 400 feet. Air traffic control recordings show controllers yelling at the JetBlue flight to stop its takeoff as the Southwest flight began taxiing on the runway. 

“An air traffic controller instructed Southwest Airlines Flight 2937 to cross Runway 4 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport while JetBlue Flight 1554 was starting its takeoff roll on the same runway,” the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN. The FAA is investigating the situation.

southwest + jetblue planes nearly collided on the runway at Reagan airport in DC today

ATC directed the southwest plane to cross a runway where the Jetblue plane was already cleared to takeoff

listen to the screams in the tower

video credit: @VASAviation

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