Photo: Jacob Pfleger
A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), commenced takeoff without clearance and rejected.
- Aircraft commenced takeoff from runway 06R without take-off clearance, tower instructed the aircraft to reject takeoff, the crew complied and rejected take-off.
- The aircraft vacated the runway about 1700 meters/5700 feet down the runway and returned to the apron.
- The aircraft departed about 2.5 hours later and reached Dubai with a delay of 3:15 hours.
- Russia’s Air Traffic Control Organisation reported the aircraft commenced take-off without clearance and stopped following an according instruction by tower. The crew requested to return to the apron.