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Philippine Airlines A333 takeoff without clearance with a B737 crossing runway

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Philippine Airlines A333 at Sydney on Jul 17th 2008, takeoff without clearance, B737 crossing runway

By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Jul 18th 2008 12:13Z, last updated Friday, Jul 18th 2008 12:13Z


A Philippine Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration RP-C3333 performing flight RP212 from Sydney,NS to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was cleared to line up departure runway and hold, but the crew commenced takeoff despite another (unspecified) Boeing 737 crossing the runway.


The Australian Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.


"phew... that was close...."

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