Having backtracked the runway the aircraft turned and lined up for takeoff. The crew believed that the lights they could see ahead were the runway centreline lights. Soon after beginning the takeoff run the left wheel departed the paved surface and onto grass with the aircraft then veering left. The takeoff was rejected.
The aircraft had been lined up with the runway’s left edge lights, having not followed the green turning circle taxiway lights to their conclusion.
Cessna 525A, Citationjet CJ2, G-TBEA 06-16
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