NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — JetBlue says one of its planes aborted a takeoff at JFK Airport when another aircraft suddenly crossed the runway.
JetBlue spokesman Rick Clark says Flight 1295 to Austin, Texas, was cleared for takeoff on Saturday evening and rolling down the tarmac at full speed when the pilot was forced to put on the brakes.
Clark said there were no injuries.
The JetBlue plane returned to the gate and took off for Austin three hours late.
Clark said he doesn’t know exactly how close the two planes were.
The second plane was Caribbean Airways Flight 526. JetBlue officials said it was not authorized to cross the runway.
No one was immediately available for comment at Caribbean Airways. The Federal Aviation Authority did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)