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Old 21st Sep 2018, 14:29
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Originally Posted by ZOOKER View Post
I wonder what the Aerodrome Controller was looking at?
Years ago I (nearly) took part in one of these at HRE. A (then) TAP 707 taxied out and turned left instead of right at the intersection. That left about 2500ft available of the 15000ft runway. Initially I thought he was backtracking, but lots of jet blast was very obvious and lead to a quick radio call and a reset (and I presume some embarrassment on the Flight Deck.)

Hard to believe for those who know HRE, but it happened.
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