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U.S. Safety Board Probes United Runway Incident at Honolulu Airport

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The incident on Jan. 23 at Honolulu Airport involved a United Airlines widebody crossing a runway and colliding with a Cessna landing on the same runway, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Wednesday that it will launch an investigation into the matter.

The United Boeing 777 was instructed by an air traffic controller to halt on a taxiway before reaching the runway, but the United flight crossed it as the Cessna 208B cargo plane was coming into land, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is also conducting an investigation.


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According to the FAA, the Cessna came to a stop 1,170 feet away from the United jet’s path of travel. There were no reported casualties or damages. United directed questions regarding the incident to the NTSB. The incident involved a smaller Cessna 206 turboprop cargo plane being flown by Kamaka Air, which transports freight between the Hawaiian islands. An inquiry for comment was not immediately answered by the airline.


The acting FAA administrator Billy Nolen had instructed his department in a memo to “analyse the data to discover whether there are other instances that are similar to ones we have seen in recent weeks” the day before the NTSB announced the investigation.



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