http://floatmymind.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/re-that-was-quite-a-show/ I put up some things on my blog... I found this on the liveATC forums: A jet carrying 286 passengers slammed on its brakes and aborted a take-off this week at Kennedy Airport after another plane began taxiing towards the runway it was using, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday. Lufthansa Flight 411 was cleared for take-off and EgyptAir Flight 986 was instructed to stay behind a hold line, 250 feet behind the runway, at 6.50pm on Monday, said FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen. The EgyptAir crossed the line but did not enter the runway, she said. When air traffic control saw that, it cancelled the take-off for Lufthansa, Bergen said, adding that the Lufthansa plane stopped a considerable distance from the EgyptAir jet. Advertisement: Story continues below In radio recordings posted on the website LiveATC.net, a controller in the JFK tower is heard giving take-off clearance to the Lufthansa flight while another controller directs the EgyptAir plane. No! Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa! shouts someone in the tower as the EgyptAir plane crosses the hold-short line. Cancel take-off! Cancel take-off plans! a controller shouts to the Lufthansa jet. The Lufthansa plane, an Airbus A340, slammed on its brakes and came to a stop. Then it taxied off the runway. The pilot told controllers he was worried his brakes may have overheated, so controllers sent a Port Authority crew to help check the planes landing gear. That was quite a show. Thought it was going to be a short career, a pilot who witnessed the aborted takeoff remarked on the radio. The FAA was looking at pilot deviation because the EgyptAir plane, a Boeing 777, didnt follow air traffic instructions. The pilot was instructed to turn onto another taxiway but did not, Bergen said. She said the FAA is investigating and will determine how close the two planes came. EgyptAir officials said they had no knowledge of the close call. The Lufthansa flight was heading to Munich, airline spokesman Martin Riecken said. After the takeoff was halted, the captain returned to the gate for a maintenance check while the passengers remained on the plane. The fight departed about two hours later, Riecken said. There were no reports of injuries. The New York Post reported that the EgyptAir flight was bound for Cairo. It was not immediately known how many people it was carrying. It departed about 90 minutes afterwards. Bergen said investigators will listen to air traffic communications and look at radar replay. Aviation authorities are increasingly worried about the danger of runway collisions as planes get bigger and airports more congested. In December a JetBlue plane took a wrong turn at Bostons Logan Airport and nearly taxied onto a runway where another plane was taking off. The deadliest crash in aviation history was a runway collision. In 1977 a KLM Boeing 747 crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the same runway in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people. Wow, I had no idea! Thats intense. Here are some other things I found Thank goodness for good visibility. Something like this happens under IFR day or night, with low RVR, and youre looking at another Tenerife. You can hear the commotion in the ground recording. Its unreal. Someone had also linked the Youtube recording someone made of the Lufthansa captains announcement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8_yK7Twz8E Most of it is in German. I am meant to be learning German. Oh, that sucks. Looks like Ive been slaving away at modalverbs and past participles for four years for nothing, eh? I didnt understand a word of it He did repeat it in English afterwards though (or aftervards, I guess it should be in German) There was another airplane intruding the runway. (Insert OOOH from male passenger) in front of us, that is why we aborted the take off, so we would not hit the other airplane.