The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it was investigating a “close call” between two planes that occurred on Monday, February 27, at Boston Logan International Airport.
In a statement shared with Storyful, the FAA said the pilot of a Learjet 60 took off without clearance while a JetBlue Flight 206 was preparing to land on an intersecting runway.
According to the statement, an air traffic controller instructed the pilot of the Learjet to line up and wait on a runway while the JetBlue flight was landing on an intersecting runway.
The Learjet pilot read back the instructions clearly but began a takeoff roll, causing the JetBlue aircraft pilot to take an evasive action and initiate a climb-out as the Learjet crossed the intersection, the statement said.
This flight radar animation shows the Learjet 60 and JetBlue Flight 206 crossing paths at the Boston Logan International Airport. Credit: Flightradar24.com via Storyful