British Airways A320 at Malaga on Jan 3rd 2017, rejected takeoff due to safety warning

Last Update: January 4, 2017 / 22:49:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2713

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-GATK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LEMG

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-GATK performing flight BA-2713 from Malaga,SP (Spain) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), lined up Malaga's runway 31 full length and was accelerating for takeoff at 20:00L (19:00Z) when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely and vacated the runway via the first high speed turnoff about 1900 meters down the runway and returned to the apron.

The aircraft was able to depart about 80 minutes later and reached Gatwick with a delay of 2 hours.

A passenger reported the captain announced that following the rejected takeoff the tyres and brakes needed to be checked as well as the fuel being topped up. The passenger understood the captain saying that ATC had assigned them to a different runway than expected (runway 13 was obviously expected), during the takeoff run some system raised a safety issue leading to the decision to reject takeoff.

According to radar data the aircraft had arrived into Malaga as flight BA-2712 landing on runway 13 at 18:56L (17:56Z).

Metars:
LEMG 032030Z 31006KT CAVOK 13/09 Q1026 NOSIG
LEMG 032000Z 29009KT CAVOK 14/09 Q1026 NOSIG
LEMG 031930Z 28005KT CAVOK 13/08 Q1026 NOSIG
LEMG 031900Z 27004KT CAVOK 16/08 Q1026 NOSIG
LEMG 031830Z 27005KT CAVOK 15/08 Q1025 NOSIG
LEMG 031800Z 27006KT CAVOK 17/09 Q1025 NOSIG
LEMG 031730Z 26006KT CAVOK 17/08 Q1025 NOSIG
LEMG 031700Z 28002KT CAVOK 17/09 Q1025 NOSIG
LEMG 031630Z 00000KT CAVOK 19/10 Q1025 NOSIG
LEMG 031600Z 00000KT CAVOK 19/11 Q1025 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-2713

Departure
Malaga, Spain

Aircraft Registration
G-GATK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

Airport ICAO Code
LEMG

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