Serious incident Boeing 777-236 G-VIIR,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 370145
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Date:Saturday 26 September 2009
Time:21:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-236
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-VIIR
MSN: 29322/203
Year of manufacture:1999
Total airframe hrs:52801 hours
Cycles:8129 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 101
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Basseterre-Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB/TKPK) -   St. Kitts and Nevis
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Basseterre-Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB/TKPK)
Destination airport:Antigua-V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU/TAPA)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The crew received the aircraft’s takeoff performance figures for a takeoff from Intersection Alpha on Runway 07 at Robert L Bradshaw International Airport, St Kitts. Having received taxi clearance to Intersection Alpha, the aircraft taxied to Intersection Bravo from where it subsequently took off; the crew believed they were at Intersection Alpha. Intersection Bravo on Runway 07 is not an authorised takeoff intersection for the Boeing 777. The estimated Take-off Run Available from Intersection Bravo was approximately 1220 m, which was 695 m less than the planned takeoff run from Intersection Alpha.

Contributory factors
1 The airport authority had not installed any taxiway or holding point signs on the airfield.
2 The crew did not brief the taxi routing.
3 The crew misidentified Taxiway Bravo for Taxiway Alpha and departed from Intersection Bravo.
4 The trainee ATCO did not inform the flight crew that they were at Intersection Bravo.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: AAR 4/2010
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 years 1 month
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

25-Mar-2024 07:37 ASN Update Bot Added
25-Mar-2024 09:09 ASN Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]
25-Mar-2024 09:09 ASN Updated [Location]

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