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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234893
Last updated: 9 April 2020
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Time:15:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic E55P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300
Registration: D-COLT
C/n / msn: 50500207
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Manchester Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
While the Phenom 300 was lining up on runway 23R from intersection J1 at Manchester Airport, U.K, the sunís glare on the wet runway made it difficult for the pilot to see the runway markings.
He aligned the aircraft with the runway edge stripe, rather than the centreline and, as instructed by ATC, commenced a rolling takeoff.
The ATCO noticed the misalignment and instructed the aircraft to abandon its takeoff, which it did without damage or injuries to those onboard.

AAIB Conclusion:
The aircraft began taking off on the edge stripe of Runway 23R at Manchester after lining up via intersection J1. The sunís glare on the wet runway, and the orientation, dimensions and slope of the intersection and runway surfaces, contributed to the pilot misidentifying the centreline. The rolling takeoff reduced his opportunity to check the aircraftís position.
As a result of this and a previous similar event, the airport authority is implementing several safety actions to assist pilots lining up at J1.
The ANSP stated that it intends to include the lessons from both events in its annual refresher training for ATCOs, and in other training opportunities.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Photo: AAIB

Revision history:

09-Apr-2020 12:38 harro Added

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