The FAA is investigating a near-collision of two airplanes on the runway at Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL).
Investigators believe an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight bound for Greensboro, N.C., failed to stop its taxi across the runway, coming within seconds of running into a Mexico-bound Delta Air Lines Inc. jet.
The ASA pilot acknowledged the orders and repeated them back to controllers in the tower but did not stop.
Air traffic controllers estimated the planes came within 1,250 feet.
The flights involved were DL523, a Boeing 757 and flight ASQ876, a Canair RJ200. (USA Today)