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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192051
Last updated: 13 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Owner/operator:Austrian Airlines
Registration: OE-LVL
C/n / msn: 11404
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG) -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG)
Destination airport:Wien-Schwechat Airport (VIE/LOWW)
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
A Boeing 737-800 (TC-JGV) operating flight TK1919 from Istanbul, Turkey, was making a visual approach on runway 05 at Genève-Cointrin Airport in good weather conditions. When it was on final 7.5 NM from the runway threshold, the aerodrome controller was lining up and holding a Fokker 100 (OE-LVL) which was operating flight OS582 to Vienna, Austria. To expedite the flow of traffic, he previously cleared a PC-12 for take-off from intersection taxiway Z, but waited until the latter was a sufficient distance away before clearing OS582 for take-off. The controller realised that his tactic would cause a dangerous convergence between TK1919 and OS582. The activation of the RIMCAS runway safety net a few seconds later confirmed and attested to this concern. Confronted by the alert, he judged that clearing TK1919 to land involved less risk that ordering a simultaneous go-around and aborted take-off. When TK1919 was crossing the runway 05 threshold, it was 1206 m from OS582 which was lifting off, whereas the prescribed reduced runway separation minima is 2400 m.

The serious incident is attributable to the dangerous convergence of an aircraft on take-off and an aircraft in landing phase, on concrete runway 05 because of the inappropriate integration of a take-off from intersection taxiway Z.
The investigation identified the following factor playing a systemic role in the serious incident:
- the parameterisation of the RIMCAS system (Runway Incursion Monitoring and Conflict Alert Sub-System).


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 508 issued 13 December 2016 by STSB to FOCA

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of OE-LVL courtesy

Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
4 July 2008; (c) Juhani Sipilä

Revision history:

18-Dec-2016 20:22 harro Added
24-Oct-2018 16:01 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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