WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which an American Airlines plane canceled takeoff from Reagan National Airport to avoid colliding with another plane.

FAA said an air traffic controller canceled takeoff clearance Wednesday for American Airlines Flight 2134 after another aircraft was cleared to land on the intersecting runway.

A recording by LiveATC.net caught a controller telling pilots of the American plane that clearance had been canceled, and the pilots confirming the order. The second, smaller plane landed. About four hours later, flight 2134 departed and flew to Boston, according to information from FlightAware.

American Airlines spokesperson said will support the work of federal investigators.

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