Canada E190 and Canada B773 at Toronto on Mar 7th 2020, both aircraft accelerated on same runway at same time, both aircraft rejected takeoff

Last Update: March 18, 2020 / 21:43:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1037

Aircraft Registration
C-FMZW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190, registration C-FMZW performing flight AC-1037 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Denver,CO (USA) with 87 people on board, was cleared for takeoff from Toronto's runway 06L under visual departure procedures.

Immediately when the E190 began their takeoff roll, Tower cleared the Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FJZS performing flight AC-606 from Toronto,ON to Halifax,NS (Canada) with 359 people on board, to taxi into position and hold on runway 06L.

While the E190 was still in their takeoff roll, tower cleared the Boeing 777-300 for takeoff.

Shortly afterwards the E190 received a bird strike, the crew decided to reject takeoff at 135 KIAS. The crew radioed tower that they were rejecting takeoff exactly at the same time when the B773 acknowledged their takeoff clearance and commenced takeoff.

When the B773 accelerated through 110 KIAS they noticed the E190 was still on the runway and rejected takeoff and managed to stop clear of the E190.

Both aircraft were able to vacate the runway, the E190 returned to the apron. The Boeing 777-300 waited on a taxiway for 45 minutes to cool their brakes, then returned to the apron.

The Canadian TSB reported there were no injuries and no damage to either aircraft. There was a risk of collision, the TSB opened a Class 3 investigation into the occurrence.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 7, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1037

Aircraft Registration
C-FMZW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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