Incident Boeing 737-8SA (WL) VH-IWQ, Monday 12 June 2023
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Date:Monday 12 June 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8SA (WL)
Owner/operator:Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Registration: VH-IWQ
MSN: 44225/5260
Year of manufacture:2015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH) -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH)
Destination airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines flight VA552, a Boeing 737-8SA, inadvertently lined up with the runway edge lights instead of the centreline in preparation for the take-off roll on runway 06.
During the initial take-off roll, the crew detected the error and manoeuvred the aircraft to the centreline. The flight continued without further incident.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

14 November 2022 VH-IWQ Virgin Australia Airlines 0 Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY) non
Runway incursion

Revision history:

30-Jun-2023 07:13 harro Added

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