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Collision on Runway between Batik Air 737-800 and TransNusa ATR 42 during Take-off Roll

Aviation Updates Philippines - A Batik Air Boeing 737-800 was on its take off roll at Halim Perdanakusuma airport, Jakarta when its wings clipped with a Transnusa Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42-600 being towed currently at that time. The 737-800 flight was already cleared for take-off.
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According to The Aviation Herald, the TransNusa ATR 42-600 was crossing the runway while being towed. The aircraft's tail together with the left wing was separated. The incident also ruptured the aircraft's fuel tank, making it on fire.
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Fortunately, fire personnel of the airport in Jakarta managed to put off the fire on both aircraft in just a few minutes. None of the 49 passengers and 7 crew of the Batik Air flight were injured, including the occupants of the TransNusa flight.

"Ground observers reported the Boeing 737-800 was already accelerating for takeoff from runway 24, when the ATR under tow crossed the runway about 1280 meters/4200 feet down the runway. The Boeing rejected takeoff but could not stop in time to avoid the collision." an Aviation Herald report stated.
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Radar data suggests that the Boeing 737 was already rolling at 110 knots when the pilot in command aborted take-off to avoid collision. However, the aircraft came to a stop about 500 meters past the intersection of the runway with the only crossing taxiway.
Source: The Aviation Herald

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