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Old 7th December 2022, 07:30 PM
MarkR MarkR is offline
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Default ATC clears 737 to cross runway while A380 departs

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating an air traffic control error that occurred at Sydney Airport on 14 November 2022, involving a taxiing Boeing 737 and an Airbus A380 aircraft, departing on runway 34L.

The Boeing 737 had recently landed on runway 25. When issuing the landing clearance, the aerodrome controller had provided the flight crew traffic information about the Airbus A380, lined-up but holding position on the threshold of the intersecting runway, 34L.

The Airbus A380 was issued a take-off clearance as the Boeing 737 crossed through the intersection of the runways. The Boeing 737 vacated runway 25 onto the taxiway and the flight crew contacted the surface movement controller, who issued clearance to cross runway 34L and taxi to their allocated parking bay.

The Boeing 737 crew were reported to have seen the Airbus A380 still on its take-off roll and queried the runway crossing clearance with the controller, who then issued an instruction to hold short of the runway.
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Old 8th December 2022, 06:48 AM
David C David C is offline
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Very fortunate visibility allowed the 737 crew to see the A380 . In Europe or countries with less than favourable weather it may have resulted in disaster . Remember Tenerife ? .. a almost identical scenario.

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