Primed and Ready for an Error (NASA Callback 418)

Expectation bias, fueled by familiar precursors to a “line up and wait” clearance, led this B737 flight crew to enter the runway prematurely. We were holding short of Runway 06L and takeoffs and landings were being conducted on the runway. The Captain had mentioned that he had a commute to catch at [our destination] and we were issued a wheels up…

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uncorrected read-back error causes serious runway incursion incident at Zweibrücken Airport

German Wings flight 8045 operated on regular domestic service from Zweibrücken Airport (ZQW), Gemany to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF). With 132 passengers and five crew on board the Airbus A319 (D-AKNN) taxied to runway 03 for departure. This involved back tracking on the runway and turning for a departure from runway 03. While the Airbus was taxiing down…

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