Delta BCS1 at Chicago on Mar 29th 2022, lined up for takeoff in wrong direction on ATC instruction

Last Update: March 30, 2022 / 21:06:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 29, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2953

Aircraft Registration
N126DU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-100

ICAO Type Designator
BCS1

A Delta Airlines Bombardier C-Series 100, registration N126DU performing flight DL-2953 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Minneapolis,MN (USA), was cleared to line up Chicago's runway 10L at taxiway DD (TODA 3070 meters/10,000 feet), taxied onto the runway and turned into opposite direction for runway 28R (TODA 890 meters/2920 feet). While the aircraft turned right onto the runway tower cleared the aircraft for takeoff and turn left to a heading of 360, then added "you are turning the wrong way, you need to depart the other way". The crew confirmed "we are turning around", after the aircraft had turned around by 180 degrees now lined up in the correct position the crew verified they were still cleared for takeoff and departed. The aircraft continued to Minneapolis for a safe landing without further incident.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N126DU
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS CANADA LTD PTNRSP
Aircraft Model / Type
BD-500-1A10
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
BCS1
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 29, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-2953

Aircraft Registration
N126DU

Aircraft Type
Airbus A220-100

ICAO Type Designator
BCS1

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