Serious incident: Finnair A340 attempts takeoff from Hong Kong taxiway

December 3, 2010

The  Accident Investigation Division of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, HKCAD has launched an investigation into a serious incident in which an A340 attempted to takeoff from a taxiway.

The incident happened on November 26, 2010  as Finnair Flight 70 was cleared to takeoff at Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport.  The tower controller noted that the flight was starting the takeoff roll from the parallel taxiway and instructed the crew to abort the takeoff.

There were no injuries or damage. The airplane involved in the incident was Airbus A340-313X registered OH-LQD.

The occurrence was classified as a serious incident as is under investigation by the  Accident Investigation Division of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, HKCAD.


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