JetBlue: Flight Forced to Abort Takeoff at JFK

JetBlue says one of its planes aborted a takeoff at Kennedy International Airport when another aircraft suddenly crossed the runway.

JetBlue spokesman Rick Clark says Flight 1295 to Austin, Texas, was cleared for takeoff on Saturday evening and rolling down the tarmac at full speed when the pilot was forced to put on the brakes.

Clark says there were no injuries.

The JetBlue plane returned to the gate and took off for Austin three hours late.

The closest the two aircraft came to each other was more than 2,800 feet, according to the Federal Aviation Authority 

JetBlue officials say Caribbean Airways Flight 526 crossed the runway without authorization. No one was immediately available for comment at Caribbean Airways.

The FAA was investigating the incident..

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