(CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration said it is launching an investigation into how a commercial airline taxied to a flight from JFK International Airport in New York on Friday night.
The crew of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 aborted takeoff, eventually taxiing to a stop about 1,000 feet from the American Airlines Boeing 777, the FAA said. No one was injured in the incident, which happened around 8:45 p.m. Friday.
Air traffic controllers “observed another aircraft crossing the runway in front of the departing aircraft,” the FAA said in a statement. “According to initial analysis, Delta Air Lines Flight 1943 aborted approximately 1,000 feet from the point where American Airlines Flight 106, a Boeing 777, had crossed an adjacent freeway.”
Its flight, a 737-900 bound for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, had 145 customers and six crew members on board, according to Delta.
The flight returned to the gate and then was unable to depart due to crew issues, Delta said. The flight eventually left on Saturday morning, and Delta said it secured customers at a hotel.
“The safety of our customers and crew is always Delta’s number one priority,” Delta said in a statement to CNN, adding that it would cooperate with the National Transportation Safety Board on any analysis.
Delta will work with and assist the NTSB in conducting a full review of the January 13, 1943 flight related to the New York-JFK abort procedure. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and delay in their journeys.”
The NTSB has not yet said it is investigating the incident.
American Airlines had no comment, referring all questions to the FAA. FlightAware data shows that American Airlines Flight 106 was a London Heathrow flight that departed JFK on time Friday evening and arrived in London on time Saturday morning.