FAA probes reason storm snarled flights at Kennedy airport

January 16, 2018 - 5:27 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it is investigating the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's actions during a winter snowstorm that caused major disruptions at Kennedy Airport.

The FAA says it will seek to determine whether the Port Authority complied with regulations requiring the timely removal of snow from all aircraft movement areas.

The Jan. 4 snowstorm created days of cancellations and delays at the airport. A burst pipe also caused flooding in one terminal.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer also wants federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with Kennedy Airport operators.

The Port Authority did not immediately comment on the FAA statement, but has previously said it already has commenced its own investigation into what happened.

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