Federal agencies are investigating the near-collision of American and Delta jets in New York

Two commercial jets operated by Delta Air Lines and American Airlines nearly collided on Friday. The event occurred at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The

Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Two federal agencies are looking into a near-collision between aircrafts at New

York's biggest airport. On Friday, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 was rolling at 115 mph down the runway when it abruptly stopped to avoid colliding with an American Airlines

Boeing 777.  The FAA confirmed to Insider on Monday that it is investigating the incident. The National Transportation Safety Board will also conduct an

investigation. The event occurred at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after what looks like a misstep by the American Airlines crew.  According to

public air traffic control recordings, the Delta plane, which was headed for the Dominican Republic, was given clearance for takeoff on Runway 4L. However, the American

pilots, who were bound for London, taxied across the active runway without authorization from ATC just as the Delta plane was taking off, resulting in a near-accident. The event

is known as a "runway incursion," according to the NTSB.  "The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority," American told Insider. "We are conducting a

full internal review and cooperating with the National Transportation Safety Board in their investigation."