Mesa CRJ9 and Skywest E175 at Burbank on Feb 22nd 2023, loss of separation on runway

Last Update: February 24, 2023 / 22:04:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Feb 22, 2023


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A Skywest Embraer ERJ-175 on behalf of United, registration N619UX performing flight UA-5326 from Burbank,CA to San Francisco,CA (USA), had been cleared to line up runway 33, then waited in position for about two minutes.

A Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N954LR performing flight AA-5826 from Phoenix,AZ to Burbank,CA (USA), was on final approach to runway 33 when tower advised a departure was in position and would take off before them and instructed the aircraft to continue. A private aircraft on approach also to runway 33 got too close to the CRJ-900 and was instructed to go around.

About two minutes after the E175 had been cleared to line up runway 33, tower cleared the aircraft for takeoff and in the same sentence cleared the CRJ-900 to land.

The CRJ-900 however initiated a go around and was instructed to turn left, the crew reported receiving a TCAS RA, the E175 was instructed to continue their climb and was later instructed to turn left after the aircraft were clear of conflict. The E175 continued to destination, the CRJ-900 joined a downwind and landed on runway 33 about 12 minutes after the go around.

The NTSB reported: "NTSB investigating Feb. 22 runway incursion at Bob Hope Burbank Airport that occurred when a Skywest Embraer 175 was departing Runway 33 as a Mesa Airlines CRJ9 executed a pilot-initiated go-around as it was inbound for landing on the same runway. No damage or injuries reported."
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Feb 22, 2023


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