Descripción:At the time of the incident low visibility and a low cloudbase (7/8 overcast at 100 feet and a general visibility of 1700m in mist) made visual control from the tower impossible. Low visibility procedures were in force. Delta flight 39 had been cleared for take-off from runway 24. Almost at the same time a KLM Boeing 747, being towed and accompanied by a yellow van was cleared to cross runway 24 at the position of exit 2. During the take-off roll the pilots of DAL 39 observed the towed Boeing 747 crossing the runway. The take off was aborted and the aircraft brought to a standstill before reaching the position of the tow.
|Fecha:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Operador:||Delta Air Lines|
|Numéro de série:|| 28450/671|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1997-08-11 (1 year 4 months)|
|Motores:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4060|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 126|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 138 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Ninguno|
|Ubicación:||Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (Holanda)
|Fase:|| Despegue (TOF)|
|Naturaleza:||Vuelo Internacional Programado|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Holanda|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Estados Unidos de América|
|Número de Vuelo:|| 39|
The following causal factors were identified:
(i) Low visibility weather conditions which prevented Air Traffic Control to visually identify vehicles on the ground;
(ii) Inadequate information during the radio communications between tow (yellow van) and Tower;
(iii) Misinterpretation of position and movement of the tow;
(iv) Take-off clearance without positive confirmation that the runway was unobstructed;
(v) Insufficient teamwork and supervision.
» RVTV Rapport 98-85 / S-14
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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 7014 km (4384 miles).