Canada B788 at Tokyo on Jul 30th 2018, turns off runway into dead end

Last Update: August 1, 2018 / 19:08:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 30, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-5

Aircraft Registration
C-GHPV

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPV performing flight AC-5 (dep Jul 29th) from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 201 passengers and 11 crew, landed on Tokyo Narita's runway 16L and slowed to taxi speed. The aircraft subsequently vacated the runway via an apparent high speed turn off but became stuck due to the taxiway's surface not being paved with the tail not being clear of the runway protected area.

The runway needed to be closed and remained closed for more than 6.5 hours.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft became stuck prior to the entry into taxiway B7 at the southern end of the runway, where it entered a taxiway under construction in error.

AIP Japan's current aerodrome charts do not show the taxiway under construction nor do the NOTAMs include any information about that taxiway under construction possibly being confused with B7.

On Aug 1st 2018 the Canadian TSB reported: "Following the landing on Runway 16L at RJAA, the flight crew were given instructions to exit to the right when able, and proceeded to what they thought was Taxiway B7. Subsequently, the flight crew stopped the aircraft as there appeared to be dirt and grass ahead, and advised ATC that they were on a taxiway under construction. The aircraft came to a stop onto a hard surface, a short distance after exiting the runway. Reportedly, there were no markings indicating that the taxiway was closed or under construction. Maintenance personnel attended to the aircraft to get it towed to the gate."

Related NOTAMs:
A3201/18 - RWY 16L/34R-CLSD DUE TO DISABLED ACFT. 30 JUL 06:59 2018 UNTIL UFN. CREATED: 30 JUL 07:00 2018

A2657/18 - TWY B[BTN N-HOLD AND G] B7 B8 B9 E1 G[BTN B AND V1-HOLD] K[BTN B AND E2]-CLSD DUE TO CONST RMK/EXC ACFT IN AIC 025/13 ITEM 2. 02-06 09-13 16-20 23-27 30 31 1430/2020, 02 JUL 14:30 2018 UNTIL 31 JUL 20:20 2018. CREATED: 02 JUL 05:48 2018
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 30, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-5

Aircraft Registration
C-GHPV

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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