Southwest B737 at Baltimore on Jan 12th 2023, took off over vehicle on runway

Last Update: March 22, 2023 / 16:17:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 12, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-471

Aircraft Registration
N212WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

Airport ICAO Code
KBWI

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N212WN performing flight WN-471 from Baltimore,MD to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was cleared for takeoff from Baltimore's runway 15R and commenced takeoff at 13:58L (18:58Z).

A fire and rescue vehicle (ambulance) was cleared to cross runway 10 and hold short of runway 15R at the ARFF road (about 5700 feet/1740 meters down runway 15R), the vehicle however read back to cross runway 10 and 15R. The controller did not correct that read back. The vehicle continued and crossed runway 15R while the Boeing 737 was in their takeoff run.

The Boeing 737 continued their takeoff, became airborne and continued to destination without further incident.

The FAA reported in their safety summit held as result of other losses of runway separation listing a total of 8 such occurrences, that the aircraft became airborne just before the intersection where the vehicle was crossing. The distance between aircraft and vehicle had reduced to about estimated 173 feet horizontally, by the time the aircraft went past the intersection the vehicle was already about 170 feet past the runway. The FAA rated the runway incursion as Category B (significant potential for collision).

Metars:
KBWI 122054Z 15004KT 7SM OVC030 11/08 A2985 RMK AO2 RAE12 SLP109 P0000 60000 T01060078 58031=
KBWI 121954Z 15006KT 7SM -RA BKN036 BKN043 BKN100 OVC200 11/07 A2989 RMK AO2 RAB52 SLP122 P0000 T01060067=
KBWI 121854Z 06006KT 8SM FEW065 BKN170 BKN190 OVC230 10/06 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP129 T01000061=
KBWI 121754Z 08006KT 9SM FEW012 BKN170 OVC190 10/07 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP140 T01000067 10106 20044 58044=
KBWI 121654Z 07007KT 9SM SCT012 BKN200 BKN250 11/07 A2998 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP152 T01060067=
KBWI 121636Z 09005KT 10SM SCT012 BKN200 BKN250 10/07 A3001 RMK AO2 T01000067=
KBWI 121619Z 07006KT 10SM BKN012 BKN200 09/07 A3002 RMK AO2 PRESFR T00940067=
KBWI 121554Z 10005KT 10SM FEW011 BKN200 08/06 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP175 T00830061=
KBWI 121503Z 00000KT 8SM FEW007 FEW080 OVC200 07/06 A3008 RMK AO2 T00720056=
KBWI 121454Z 09004KT 8SM FEW010 FEW080 OVC200 07/06 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP184 T00720056 58006=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N212WN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7H4
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 12, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-471

Aircraft Registration
N212WN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

Airport ICAO Code
KBWI

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