Finnair A321 at Helsinki on Oct 28th 2016, ATC operational error corrected by flight crew

Last Update: June 29, 2017 / 15:13:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-841

Aircraft Registration
OH-LZB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A Finnair Airbus A321-200, registration OH-LZB performing flight AY-841 from Helsinki (Finland) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was taxiing for departure from runway 22R and was cleared to cross runway 22L on taxiway D about 1050 meters/3430 feet down runway 22L at about 08:50L (05:50Z).

A Scandinavian Airlines Canadair CRJ-900, registration OY-KFB performing flight SK-1706 from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Helsinki (Finland), was on short final to Helsinki's runway 22L descending through about 800 feet MSL when the crew of the A321 was nearing the hold short line of runway 22L, noticed the arriving traffic and stopped advising ATC that they would not cross until the aircraft had landed.

The A321 continued taxi across the runway after the CRJ had safely landed and departed from runway 22R a few minutes later.

Finland's Onnettomuustutkintakeskus (Accident Investigation Board) rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.

On Jun 29th 2017 the AIB released their final report in Finnish into another occurrence stating, that two aircraft were approaching holding point ZD (hold short of runway 22L on taxiway D), the first aircraft was cleared to cross runway 22L past the landing traffic (SK-1706). The investigation into this occurrence was discontinued, the sequence of events however was included into the final report of the second occurrence, see Incident: Finnair A319 at Helsinki on Oct 28th 2016, crew corrects ATC mistake.

Metars:
EFHK 280650Z 20016KT 9999 -DZRA BKN006 BKN008 09/08 Q1004 TEMPO 7000
EFHK 280620Z 21015KT 9999 -DZRA FEW004 BKN006 BKN008 09/08 Q1005 NOSIG
EFHK 280550Z 21017KT 9999 -DZRA FEW006 BKN008 09/08 Q1005 NOSIG
EFHK 280520Z 20016KT 9999 -DZRA FEW004 SCT006 BKN008 09/08 Q1006 NOSIG
EFHK 280450Z 21018KT 9999 -DZRA SCT006 BKN008 09/08 Q1006 TEMPO 5000 RADZ
EFHK 280420Z 20018KT 9999 -DZRA BKN006 BKN010 09/08 Q1007 TEMPO 5000 RADZ
EFHK 280350Z 20018KT 9999 -RA FEW006 BKN008 09/07 Q1007 NOSIG
EFHK 280320Z 21016KT 9999 -RA BKN007 09/08 Q1008 NOSIG
EFHK 280250Z 20017KT 6000 -DZRA BKN006 BKN009 09/07 Q1008 NOSIG
EFHK 280220Z 19017KT 6000 -DZRA BKN009 09/07 Q1009 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-841

Aircraft Registration
OH-LZB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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