Monday, June 8, 2009
Runway Incursion Incident at CLT
At about 10:17 a.m., a PSA Airlines CRJ-200 regional jet operated as US Airways Express Flight 2390, was cleared for takeoff on runway 18L. As the RJ was into its takeoff roll, a single-engine Pilatus PC-12 turboprop was cleared to taxi into position and hold farther down the same runway in preparation for a departure roll that was to begin at the taxiway A intersection.
After the airport’s ASDE-X runway collision warning system alerted controllers to the runway incursion, the takeoff clearance for the regional jet was cancelled. The pilot of the PC-12, seeing the regional jet coming down the runway on a collision course, taxied the Pilatus to the side of the runway. The FAA reported that the regional jet came within 10 feet of the PC-12.
There were no reported injuries to any of the 42 passengers or crew of three aboard the jet, or to any of those on the PC-12.