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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240443
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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Time:20:51 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Registration: EI-EFJ
C/n / msn: 37536/2936
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 158
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
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
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.



Photo of EI-EFJ courtesy

Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (GCTS / TFS)
5 January 2020; (c) Stephen Rendle

Revision history:

24-Aug-2020 19:27 harro Added
24-Aug-2020 19:27 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]

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