FAA investigating after planes nearly collide by NY airport

Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 11:18 am NEW YORK (AP) — 
The FAA is investigating a near­midair collision between two planes by an airport north of New York City. WABC reports that JetBlue Flight 94 had begun its descent into Westchester County Airport on Sunday afternoon when its collision­ warning system alerted pilots that a small plane was coming toward it. JetBlue says its pilots’ quick reaction averted a collision. 

A passenger, Megan Sikorski, tells the station ( ) that as the JetBlue plane shot upward in a defensive maneuver, she could hear the “whoosh” of the small plane beneath it. http://7ny.tv/1yKV93b Sikorski says she buried herself in her mother’s lap and clutched another passenger. 

When the JetBlue plane landed, Sikorski and her mother say the pilots seemed shaken and announced that someone had been “joyriding” in their airspace. ___ Information from: WABC­TV, http://www.7online.com

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