Airlines in turmoil after crash at JFK airport
In the final days of a busy and dangerous season, air travelers were forced to endure what some travelers said was a harrowing scene at the Los Angeles airport.
More than a dozen people were killed, more than 200 were injured and at least a dozen flights were canceled as crews worked to repair damage to a Boeing 737 that went down in the airport’s Terminal 2 last week.
But the airport did not have enough time to properly assess the damage and was left to face the situation head on, officials said.
“They’ve got to find a way to get this thing fixed.
We’ve got the resources,” said Mark Schmitt, director of the Transportation Safety Administration, which is in charge of investigating the accident.
At least 10 people were treated for injuries after the plane crashed.
The plane was transporting several passengers and crew from Atlanta to Miami when it crashed, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It was the second fatal crash involving a 737 at the airport in less than a year.
In May, a plane crashed into a wall at the Westfield Atlanta Airport, killing six people and injuring 11.
Officials said they were investigating the circumstances of the accident but had not released any details.
As of Thursday morning, the FAA said that it was still assessing the damage to the plane, but that no further updates were expected.
Passengers who had lost contact with the plane before the crash could file a claim with the agency.
The NTSB said the investigation is ongoing and that investigators were looking into all aspects of the incident.