Saturday 13 April 2024

Two 787s In Toronto runway incursion

Canadian authorities are investigating a runway incursion that occurred on the 21st of March involving two Boeing 787s at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ/CYYZ). A LOT Airlines Dreamliner did not clear the runway in time, prompting controllers to order an approaching KLM 787, traveling at 110 knots during its takeoff run, to abort the takeoff. 

KLM BOEING 787-9 PH-BHF (MSN 42486)

KLM flight KL692, a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, was ready to depart from Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport and was positioned short of runway 06L. Concurrently a Boeing 787-9 operated by LOT Polish Airlines as flight LOT 5 Echo, was landing on the same runway. After landing, KL692 moved into position for takeoff from runway 06L. LOT 5 Echo was expected to exit at taxiway Charlie 5, prompting clearance for KL692's immediate takeoff. 


However, LOT 5 Echo decided to exit at taxiway Charlie 7 instead, leading the tower to instruct KL692 to abort its takeoff immediately.  Traveling at about 110 knots, KL692 halted the takeoff and left the runway via taxiway Delta 1. The two aircraft maintained a minimum separation of approximately 5400 feet. The runway was reported to have wet snow conditions at the time.
KL692 taxied back up to 06L and had a successful departure the second time around.

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