Easyjet Switzerland A320 at Geneva on Jul 2nd 2021, rejected takeoff due to runway incursion, near collision with Learjet

Last Update: July 30, 2021 / 20:38:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-1433

Destination
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
HB-JXI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Switzerland Airbus A320-200, registration HB-JXI performing flight U2-1433 from Geneva (Switzerland) to Malaga,SP (Spain), was clear for and was accelerating for takeoff from runway 22 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (more than 88 knots over ground) due to a Learjet entering the runway at taxiway Y. The A320 slowed and came to a stop without contacting the Learjet.

A ground observer reported the A320 came to a stop within meters, possibly 6 meters, of the Learjet, that had committed a runway incursion at Y2.

A reserve crew and a reserve A320 registration HB-JZY reached Malaga with a delay of about 4.5 hours.

The Learjet departed about 15 minutes later.

The occurrence A320 returned to service about 9 hours after the rejected takeoff.

Switzerland's SUST rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation stating: "Incursion on runway 22 at taxiway Y2: untimely presence of a Learjet 40 in the protected area of runway 22 on which an Airbus A320 was in the take-off roll."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-1433

Destination
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
HB-JXI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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