Avianca A320 at Cartagena on Nov 3rd 2018, runway incursion
Last Update: December 9, 2018 / 20:54:38 GMT/Zulu time
Earlier tower had cleared a Wingo Boeing 737-700, registration HP-1378CMP performing flight PS-7089 from Cartagena (Colombia) to Balboa (Panama), to enter and backtrack runway 01 followed by takeoff clearance from runway 01. The aircraft was thus accelerating for takeoff when the A320 crossed the hold short line. The Wingo crew spotted the A320 and called the A320 on the radio to stop. The Boeing 737 continued takeoff and became safely airborne. The crew subsequently advised they were going to file an according report.
The Avianca A320 departed shortly afterwards.
Both aircraft reached their destinations without further incidents.
Colombia's CAA have opened an investigation into the serious incident.
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