Incident:Boeing 737-8AS, EI-EBE, Cork Airport (EICK), 22 July 2009: Report 2011-006




An Operations vehicle (Police 1) was stopped on Runway (RWY) 17 at EICK, holding short of the intersecting runway, while a light aircraft conducting local training carried out a touch and go.  At 09.21 hrs a commercial transport flight, (Boeing 737) was cleared for take-off on RWY 17.  On becoming aware that the B737 was accelerating for take-off, the driver of Police 1 vacated right onto RWY 25 at the intersection.  During the take-off roll, as the aircraft approached 90 knots, the Commander noticed the vehicle vacating onto the intersecting runway.  With the vehicle clear, the take-off was continued.  It was estimated that the aircraft and vehicle were approximately 700 m apart prior to the resolution of the conflict.

Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 27 April, 2011