Southwest B738 and Skywest E175 at San Diego on Jun 10th 2021, ATC error creates runway incursion

Last Update: October 2, 2021 / 14:46:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1648

Aircraft Registration
N8674B

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8674B performing flight WN-1648 from Phoenix,AZ to San Diego,CA (USA), was on final approach to San Diego's runway 27 when tower cleared the aircraft to land.

A Skywest Embraer ERJ-175 on behalf of Alaska Airlines, registration N197SY performing flight AS-3371 from San Diego,CA to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 73 passengers and 4 crew, was taxiing for departure from runway 27. A short time after WN-1648 had been cleared to land, tower instructed the Embraer to line up runway 27 and wait. The Embraer lined up runway 27 and immediately vacated the runway again via taxiway C2 to the right (about 60 meters/200 feet down the runway). The aircraft taxied to the hold short line C1.

The Boeing continued the final approach for a safe landing.

The Embraer departed about 8 minutes later.

The NTSB reported: "a runway incursion occurred at the San Diego International Airport (SAN), San Diego, California, when air traffic control cleared Southwest flight 1648 to land on runway 27 and subsequently instructed SkyWest flight 3307 to line up and wait on the same runway." (editorial note: Flight SKW3307 is in error, it does not operate to or from San Diego). The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the NTSB.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-1648

Aircraft Registration
N8674B

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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