The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has
announced it is formally investigating a near midair collision involving a
Boeing 737 and 767 at New York Kennedy airport.
The agency says that, on 5 July at 20:36 local time, a
Cayman Airways 737-300 was executing a missed approach from runway 22L when it
conflicted with a 767-300 operated by Chilean carrier LAN that was taking off
from runway 13R. The NTSB says: “Tower controllers intervened to attempt to
resolve the conflict, assigning both aircraft diverging headings. The closest
proximity of the two aircraft has not yet been determined. At the time of the
incident, the weather was visual meteorological conditions with 6 miles [10km]
visibility in haze. There were no reported injuries or damage to the aircraft.”
The agency says it will issue a preliminary report of the
incident later this week.
NTSB investigators this week have been dispatched to the
scene of a Kalitta Air 747-200 crash in Colombia, and
are examining a precautionary landing of Midwest Airlines Boeing MD-81 carrying
US Senator Barack Obama on
a charter flight.