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BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue pilot needed to take “evasive motion” whereas touchdown at Boston’s Logan Worldwide Airport when one other plane crossed an intersecting runway, the Federal Aviation Administration mentioned.

The shut name occurred at about 7 p.m. Monday when the pilot of a Learjet 60 took off with out clearance as a JetBlue flight was making ready to land on an intersecting runway, based on the FAA’s preliminary evaluation.

The FAA is investigating simply how shut the 2 plane got here, however flight knowledge monitoring service Flightradar24 mentioned Tuesday {that a} preliminary evaluation put the plane roughly 530 ft (160 meters) aside.

An air visitors controller instructed the pilot of the Learjet to line up and wait on one runway whereas the JetBlue flight landed on one other, the FAA mentioned in an announcement.

“The Learjet pilot learn again the directions clearly however started a takeoff roll as a substitute,” the FAA mentioned. “The pilot of the JetBlue plane took evasive motion and initiated a climb-out because the Learjet crossed the intersection.”

The FAA didn’t disclose any extra data.

The shut name at Logan is the most recent close to miss involving industrial plane previously few months. There was one at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in January, a second in Austin, Texas, in February, and a third off the coast of Hawaii in December.

That prompted FAA Administrator Billy Nolen to say earlier this month that he was placing collectively a group of consultants to evaluation airline security.

JetBlue Airways mentioned it’s cooperating with investigators within the Logan close to miss.

“On Monday, February 27, JetBlue flight 206 landed safely in Boston after our pilots had been instructed to carry out a go-around by air visitors controllers,” the airline mentioned in an announcement. “Security is JetBlue’s first precedence and our crews are educated to react to conditions like this.”

A Logan spokesperson deferred inquiries to the FAA.

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