Close Call at Pearson International Airport

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

There has been another close call at Pearson International Airport.

An Embraer 175 regional jet operated by Republic Airline landed on runway 24 left on Monday evening.

The jet exited on to a taxiway at the end of the runway and a tower controller gave the pilots instructions to hold short of a parallel runway.

At the same time an Air Canada Boeing 787 was cleared for departure on that parallel runway and began its take-off.

Air Traffic Control instructed the jet to stop. It stopped but just past the hold short line that marks the boundary to the protected runway.

At the time, the Air Canada jet was halfway down the parallel runway, accelerating quickly for take-off.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.



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