Hong Kong A333 at Hong Kong on Dec 23rd 2017, rejected takeoff due to other aircraft on runway
Last Update: January 25, 2018 / 16:03:07 GMT/Zulu time
Tower had cleared CX-71 to cross runway 07R at J11 about 35 seconds prior to the takeoff clearance for HX-709.
Hong Kong's CAD opened an investigation into the occurrence.
On Jan 4th 2018 the CAD reported the occurrence was rated a serious incident. The CAD summarized the occurrence briefly: "Shortly after Aircraft 1 was given take-off clearance by Air Traffic Control (ATC), the pilot of Aircraft 2 informed ATC that it was crossing the same runway and had not yet completely vacated the runway. Upon receiving information from Aircraft 2, ATC immediately instructed Aircraft 1 to stop and Aircraft 1 aborted the take-off. Aircraft 2 then continued to cross the runway while Aircraft 1 followed ATC instructions to vacate and line up the runway again for another take-off. "
On Jan 25th 2018 Hong Kong's CAD released their preliminary report confirming the sequence of events as reported so far.
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