Swiss A320 at Zurich on Feb 14th 2023, took off with vehicle on runway

Last Update: April 1, 2023 / 09:48:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 14, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-786

Aircraft Registration
HB-IJQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LSZH

A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration HB-IJQ performing flight LX-786 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Brussels (Belgium) with 70 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Zurich's runway 28 at 07:57L (06:57Z) when a runway inspection vehicle driving along runway 34 went past the hold short lines at the runway intersection runway 28/34. The aircraft continued takeoff and landed in Brussels without further incident about 50 minutes later.

On Mar 31st 2023 Switzerland's SUST reported the occurrence and stated they have opened an investigation into the occurrence. The vehicle involved was a runway inspection vehicle. The SUST wrote: "Bei schlechter Sicht fuhr ein Fahrzeug auf das Pistenkreuz 34/28 zu, während ein Linienflugzeug auf der Piste 28 startete. " (in poor visibility a vehicle drove towards the intersection runway 34/28 while a scheduled line flight was departing runway 28).

According to ADS-B data the vehicle was driving along runway 34 south of runway 28 while the aircraft was accelerating on runway 28 east of the intersection, the vehicle subsequently was north of runway 28 after the aircraft had become airborne about 275 meters/900 feet short of the intersection.

Metars:
LSZH 140850Z VRB01KT 0900 0700N R14/2000U R16/1700N R28/P2000N R34/P2000N FZFG VV002 M00/M01 Q1036 BECMG 1500 PRFG BKN003=
LSZH 140820Z VRB01KT 0600 R14/1900U R16/1100U R28/1300D R34/P2000N FZFG VV002 M01/M01 Q1037 BECMG 0800=
LSZH 140750Z VRB02KT 0600 R14/1100U R16/1700U R28/1300U R34/1200N FZFG VV002 M01/M01 Q1037 TEMPO 0400=
LSZH 140720Z VRB03KT 0600 R14/1300D R16/1400U R28/1200D R34/1600N FZFG VV002 M01/M01 Q1037 TEMPO 0400=
LSZH 140650Z VRB02KT 0600 R14/1100N R16/1200N R28/P2000N R34/1700U FZFG VV002 M01/M01 Q1037 TEMPO 0400=
LSZH 140620Z VRB02KT 0700 R14/P2000N R16/P2000N R28/1500U R34/P2000N FZFG VV003 M01/M01 Q1036 TEMPO 0500=
LSZH 140550Z 10003KT 0700 R14/P2000N R16/P2000N R28/0900U R34/1100N FZFG VV003 M01/M01 Q1036 TEMPO 0500=
LSZH 140520Z 10004KT 0700 R14/2000U R16/1200U R28/1000D R34/1900U FZFG VV003 M01/M01 Q1036 TEMPO 0500=
LSZH 140450Z VRB02KT 0500 R14/0800D R16/0650N R28/1100D R34/0900U FZFG VV002 M01/M01 Q1036 TEMPO 0300=
LSZH 140420Z VRB02KT 0500 R14/0750N R16/0700N R28/0800U R34/0900D FZFG VV002 M00/M01 Q1036 TEMPO 0300=
LSZH 140350Z AUTO VRB02KT 0600 0100N R14/0700N R16/0700U R28/0800N R34/0900N FZFG VV002 M00/M01 Q1036 TEMPO 0300=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
HB-IJQ
Country of Registration
Switzerland
Date of Registration
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Certification Basis
Airworthyness Category
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Legal Basis
TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Max. Operational Passenger Seating Capacity (MOPSC), indicative
Minimum Crew
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
Main Operator
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 14, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
LX-786

Aircraft Registration
HB-IJQ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LSZH

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