FAA to change takeoff, landing procedures

2nd near collision at JFK prompts FAA to change takeoff, anding procedures
July 12, 2008 3:32:30 PM PDT
Federal Aviation Administration officials say two airborne planes came within 600 feet of colliding at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It was the second incident of its kind in a week. The FAA moved quickly to change takeoff and landing procedures at JFK on perpendicular runways - the kind of runways involved in both incidents.

FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown says Delta Flight 123 was landing on one runway Friday when the pilot decided to abort his landing and execute a go-around - a routine procedure often used during heavy congestion. That caused Delta's Boeing 757 to intersect with the flight path of Comair Flight 1520, a regional jet that was taking off on another runway.