Aborted take-off involving two aircraft on same runway 'a result of distraction': investigation - News Summed Up

Aborted take-off involving two aircraft on same runway 'a result of distraction': investigation


The Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) on Wednesday published the report on the investigation into a severe incident of aborted take-off on an active runway that involved two aircraft. At 9.07pm on December 23, 2017, a Hong Kong Airlines A330-343 passenger aircraft was given take-off clearance by Air Traffic Control (ATC) and began take-off roll on the South Runway of Hong Kong International Airport. The flight crew of the passenger aircraft noticed the transmission and immediately aborted the take-off. The occurrence was classified as a serious incident according to the criteria of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The investigation identified that the take-off clearance was inappropriately issued to the passenger aircraft as a result of distraction.


Source: The Standard June 29, 2022 16:45 UTC



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