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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240443
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Date:19-JUL-2020
Time:20:51 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Owner/operator:Ryanair
Registration: EI-EFJ
MSN: 37536/2936
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 158
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA) -   Spain
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA)
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Ryanair as flight FR2062, was authorized to take off on runway 24R at Palma de Mallorca airport while this runway was occupied by an airport vehicle.
The vehicle was performing maintenance work, and had been previously authorized to enter the runway for this purpose. The driver of the vehicle, hearing in frequency that the control tower authorized the takeoff of the aircraft EI-EFJ, alerted of his presence and immediately, from the control tower, proceeded to give instructions to the aircraft, which stopped its takeoff run. The distance between the vehicle and the aircraft was never less than 1.6 NM and after the incident, the aircraft was again authorized to take off, completing its flight without further incident.

The investigation has determined the runway incursion was caused by the local controller’s (TWR) failure to adhere to the procedures set out in the unit’s Operating Manual and the provisions of the Spanish Air Traffic Regulation in regard to the use of phraseology, active listening and surveillance of the airport manoeuvring area.

Sources:

https://www.mitma.gob.es/organos-colegiados/ciaiac/investigacion/2020/illes-balears/a-031-2020
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ei-efj#24fbc53e

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of EI-EFJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
27 June 2021; (c) Shaun Connor

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Aug-2020 19:27 harro Added
24-Aug-2020 19:27 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
11-Jul-2021 17:31 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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