Boeing 787 Runway Incursion Forces Airbus A350 to Reject Take-off

A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-900, performing flight from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Shanghai Pudong (China), runway incursion forced rejected take-off for Airbus A350.

  • Aircraft had landed on Shanghai’s runway 34R, vacated the runway to the left at the last turn off and crossed runway 34L just before the runway end.
  • A Delta Airlines Airbus A350-900, performing from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Detroit (USA), was accelerating for take-off from Pudong’s runway 34L when the crew observed the 787 enter the runway near the end of the runway and rejected take-off at high speed (above 100 knots over ground).
  • The crew was able to stop the aircraft about 1180 meters/3870 feet before the runway end. Emergency services needed to intervene and spray the hot brakes.
  • The JAL Boeing stopped just past runway 34L and remained stationary there for about 70 minutes before continuing taxi to the apron.

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