Delta flight forced to abort landing at Logan
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The FAA is investigating a close call at Logan Airport after a plane was forced to abort its landing to avoid crashing into another aircraft.
The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Delta Flight 1386 from LaGuardia had to circle before coming in for a landing Thursday because American Airlines Flight 349, heading to Dallas, entered the same runway.
"The pilot took off and pulled up and ascended rapidly into the sky, so I knew something was really wrong because we were so close to the ground and I was surprised we could even take off," said Jessica Fone, a passenger on the aborted flight. "It's frightening knowing you're about to land and suddenly you're going back up, because I know there's a point of no return when sometimes they can't pull back up."
The Delta plane eventually landed safely on the runway.
Two planes did collide on a Logan runway eleven months ago. The wing of a Delta jet clipped another Delta plane, severing its tail.
No one on either plane was seriously hurt and investigators later ruled that the incident was just an accident.
In Thursday’s incident, the American Airlines flight did takeoff a short time later to head to Dallas.