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Ms. Bergen said investigators will listen to air traffic communications and look at a radar replay.

Aviation authorities increasingly are worried about the danger of runway collisions as planes get bigger and airports more congested. In December a JetBlue plane took a wrong turn at Boston’s Logan International Airport and nearly taxied onto a runway where another plane was taking off.

The deadliest crash in aviation history was a runway collision. In 1977 a KLM Boeing 747 crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the same runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people.

Associated Press writer Chris Hawley contributed to this report.