B733, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2010

Summary: 

On 10 February 2010 a KLM Boeing 737-300 unintentionally made a night take off from Amsterdam in good visibility from the taxiway parallel to the runway for which take off clearance had been given. Because of the available distance and the absence of obstructions, the take off was otherwise uneventful. The Investigation noted the familiarity of the crew with the airport and identified apparent complacency.

Event Details
When: 
10/02/2010
Event Type: 
Day/Night: 
Night
Flight Conditions: 
On Ground - Normal Visibility

19210

Flight Details
Aircraft: 
Operator: 
Type of Flight: 
Public Transport (Passenger)
Take-off Commenced: 
Yes
Flight Airborne: 
Yes
Flight Completed: 
Yes
Phase of Flight: 
Take Off
Location
Location - Airport
Airport: 
HF
Tag(s): 
Distraction, Ineffective Monitoring, Procedural non compliance
RE
Tag(s): 
Taxiway Take Off/Landing
Outcome
Damage or injury: 
Yes
Non-aircraft damage: 
Yes
Non-occupant Casualties: 
No
Off Airport Landing: 
Yes
Ditching: 
Yes
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s): 
Aircraft Operation
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s): 
Air Traffic Management, Airport Management
Investigation Type
Type: 
Independent

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