Turkish plane nearly causes B-G collision

June 18, 2010 02:12

An error by the pilot of a Turkish Airlines passenger jet preparing for takeoff at Ben-Gurion Airport nearly resulted in a collision on Wednesday night, the Israel Airports Authority said.

The incident is being examined by the chief civil aviation investigator.

After receiving an order to line up for takeoff and to halt the aircraft at a certain point, the Corendon Airlines pilot confirmed receiving the order but continued on toward the takeoff runway, failing to stop at the designated position, the authority said in a report sent to the chief investigator. The same runway had been allocated for a landing by the Romanian Tarom jet.

A control tower operator identified the error and instructed the Tarom plane to circle the runway. Had the error not been rectified, the planes could have collided.

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