Easyjet Europe A320 at Berlin on Oct 12th 2022, rejected takeoff due to conflict on runway

Last Update: October 14, 2022 / 11:33:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-5185

Aircraft Registration
OE-IZT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Easyjet Europe Airbus A320-200, registration OE-IZT performing flight U2-5185 from Berlin (Germany) to Milan Linate (Italy), was holding at the hold short line at runway 07R when another Easyjet aircraft landed. After that landing Easyjet the aircraft lined up runway 07R and began to accelerate the engines, but spooled the engines down again and taxied slowly to the first possible exit.

Just as OE-IZT was about to begin the takeoff roll, an Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-GKXH performing flight AF-1234 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Berlin (Germany), was on final approach to runway 07R about 0.7nm before the runway threshold descending through about 300 feet AGL, when the aircraft initiated a go around and OE-IZT rejected their takeoff.

A passenger on board of OE-IZT reported: "I was on board easyJet flight U25185 from BER to LIN. The flight was operated by OE-IZT. We were at the remotes of apron C, we started on time and we taxied on B till we reached and hold on M2. I saw an easyJet flight landing and then we entered 07R. Around 12:39 UTC, instead of taking off, the plane just stopped and, after few seconds, it started to move slowly for 2/3 seconds and then a bit faster, till we reached M3 and then we left the runway. The captain said that a mistake has been made by ATC, as they allowed us to enter the runway when there was incoming traffic. He then apologized and he said now we will go again on the runway and we will take off. These might not be the 100% accurate words he used, but he mentioned the problem with conflicting traffic and ATC."

On Oct 14th 2022 Germany's DFS (ATC Provider) told The Aviation Herald, that U2-5185 had indeed been cleared to line up runway 07R and had been cleared for takeoff, however, then took too long until they finally commenced the takeoff roll causing tower to cancel takeoff clearance and instruct AF-1234 to go around.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
U2-5185

Aircraft Registration
OE-IZT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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