In 2015, a Pakistani airliner took off from the Taxiway instead of the assigned runway at the Sharjah International Airport, reports foreign media.
According to an investigation report released on April 25, on September 24, 2015, the Shaheen Air International scheduled passenger flight No SAI791, Boeing 737-400 Aircraft, registration AP-BJR, departed from Sharjah, UAE, to Bacha Khan International Airport, Pakistan. Instead of the assigned runway 30, the aircraft took off from the parallel Taxiway Bravo.
The administration was informed four days after the incident and was not able to interview the flight crew. The air traffic controller lost the view of the plane as it taxied from taxiway Alpha 20 towards taxiway Bravo and regained sight of the aircraft on taxiway Bravo as it passed the taxiway Alpha 18 intersection.
No attempt was made by ATC to stop the aircraft during its take-off roll on the taxiway. The controller decision was to allow the take-off to continue as the plane’s speed was unknown.
The crew was made aware of the incident by the Aircraft Operator five days later.
Courtesy : khaleeja times .