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EVA-American Near Miss At JFK

Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:07 pm

hey guys the news is on right now and I just heard something about an EVA jet coming close to colliding with an American regional jet at JFK, didn't catch too many details though, any one else know anything about it?
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RE: EVA-American Near Miss At JFK

Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:57 am

I saw EVA 744 freighter landed short on 13R/31L and had to touch and the same time anAA ERJ was landing on one of then 22's...not sure which...saw it out the window....wasn't THAT close...the EVA freighter went up and the AA was waved off and over the 744missed by several hundered feet...but...close enough...
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RE: EVA-American Near Miss At JFK

Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:28 pm

I just listened to the audio from JFK tower (from and the incident appears on KJFK Tower (not Tower #2) on the tape 2007-12-09 2030Z at appx 24 minutes into the recording.

After BR 632 declared a missed approach, the tower immediately told MQ 753 that it was cleared to land, but MQ 753 declared a go-around as well. Why were both flights given instructions to climb to 2000ft?

By the way, I'm always impressed at the communication skills of air traffic controllers. It's a trait I hope to have myself someday.