Plane Makes Last-Minute Go-Around At Logan Airport

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities are investigating after a airplane had to make a diversion during landing at Boston's Logan airport Monday.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, LATAM Airlines Flight 8164 was cleared to land and was headed towards Runway 33 when Air Traffic Controllers cancelled the landing because there was another aircraft waiting to depart on that same runway.

"It was a routine operation. The aircraft on the runway wasn’t ready to depart," said Kathleen Bergen with the FAA.

According to FlightAware, a fight-tracking service, the Boeing 767 which was coming in from São Paulo, Brazil, was nearly hundreds of feet in the air when pilots were ordered to perform a "go-around," a safety procedure to ensure a safe landing.

Officials say that the plane reentered the airspace around the airport and landed safely shortly there after.


"Controllers initiated the action due to the presence of another flight waiting to depart from Runway 33 Left." the FAA said in a statement.

The other aircraft that was involved was not identified.


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