Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2008 Issue

July 5, 2008, New York, N.Y., Boeing 767-300/Boeing 737-300

At 20:36 Eastern time a near-midair collision occurred at John F. Kennedy International Airport involving Cayman Airways flight 792 (CAY792), a Boeing 737-300, and Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile flight 533 (LAN533), a Boeing 767-300. According to initial reports, CAY792 was executing a missed approach to Runway 22L and conflicted with LAN533 as it was departing from Runway 13R. Controllers assigned diverging headings to both aircraft to resolve the conflict.

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