2016-02-06 Vueling and Ural aircraft runway incursion at Barcelona

2016-02-06 Vueling and Ural aircraft runway incursion at Barcelona

2016-02-06 Vueling and Ural aircraft runway incursion at Barcelona


While one aircraft was about to take-off, the other came into conflict on a crossing runway at Barcelona Airport. ATC defused the situation.

At about down, the Vueling Airbus A320 was lining up on runway 07R(right) , while the Ural Airlines flight (Airbus A321) was on final approach to runway 02 with landing clearance already received. 

According to information provided by the Aviation Herald, the Vueling pilots set take-off power and commenced their take-off run without being cleared to.

Realizing the potantial conflict situation, tower personnel quickly issued radioed a stopping command to the Vueling which was followed immediately and the Airbus A320 came to a stop well before the extended centreline of runway 02.

The russian Airbus  landed safely while the A320 took off normally from runway 07R about five minutes later.

The Vueling pilots were instructed to ‚line-up runway07R and wait‘ and had acknowledged the instruction.


This incident marks the 3rd ground conflict invoving crossing runways at Barcelona-El Prat Airport within 2 years.

Date: 2016-02-06 Time: 08:05
Location: LEBL BCN Barcelona
Country: Spain
Flight phase: TOF – Take-off, Rejected Take-off
Damage to a/c: none

Flight no.: U6 7045
From: UUDD/DME: Moscow Domodedovo To: LEBL/BCN: Barcelona
Type: Passenger
Operator: Ural Airlines

Flight no.: YV 1005
From: LEBL/BCN: Barcelona To: LEMD/MAD: Madrid-Barajas Intl Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: Vueling

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Airbus A321
Registration: VQ-BOB
Age a/c: 13,0 years
Constr. No.: 1905

© B Exenbarger| Planespotters.net

Type: Airbus A320
Registration: EC-LVS
Age a/c: 2,7 years
Constr. No.: 5599

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 12th safety occurence for the operator (Vueling)
    14th safety occurence for the operator (Ural)
  • 133th safety occurence of type (A320)
    470th safety occurence of type (A320)
  • 30th Safety occurence at Barcelona Airport, Spain
  • 1st safety occurence for both aircraft in question

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