ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190883
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Narrative:As the Boeing 737-476 (B737) operating a scheduled passenger service to Adelaide, accelerated during the take-off roll on runway 06 at Perth International Airport, the driver of a sweeper vehicle operating on that runway saw the aircraft approaching in the vehicle's rear view mirror, turned right and vacated the runway.
|Date:||Monday 18 June 2001|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Aircraft damage:|| None|
|Location:||Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH) -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Departure airport:||Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH)|
|Destination airport:||Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD)|
|Investigating agency: ||ATSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The crew of the B737 saw the vehicle vacating the runway and continued with the take off.
1. The surface movement controller did not adequately scan the console display or the runway prior to releasing the flight progress strip to the aerodrome controller.
2. The aerodrome controller did not adequately scan the runway bay or the runway prior to issuing a take-off clearance to the crew of the B737.
3. When performing their checks, the pilot in command and co-pilot of the B737 did not adequately scan the runway and see the sweeper vehicle on the runway.
4. The ambient lighting, vehicle colour scheme and position of the sweeper vehicle made it more difficult to see from the perspective of the B737 flight crew and the control tower, despite the operation of the vehicle’s rotating beacon and strobe light.
5. The sweeper driver was unable to monitor the aerodrome control frequency from the sweeper vehicle.
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|Investigating agency: ||ATSB |
|Report number: || |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
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