Kennedy Airport jetliner aborts takeoff to avoid another jet crossing runway, FAA says; agency investigating
A Delta Airlines plane leaving John F. Kennedy Airport aborted its takeoff when an American Airlines jet crossed the runway in front of it. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

NEW YORK — An airliner departing Kennedy Airport aborted its takeoff when another jet crossed the runway in front of it, the Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday. At around 8:45 p.m. Friday, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 headed to the Dominican Republic was on its takeoff roll when a London-bound American Airlines Boeing 777 crossed the runway, the FAA said. The Delta jet, Flight 1943, stopped 1,000 feet before it reached the section of Runway 4-L where the American jet, Flight 106, crossed in front of it, the FAA said in a statement. The American flight later took off for London and a...