AAIB investigation to Cessna 525A, Citationjet CJ2, G-TBEA
Runway excursion during takeoff, Norwich International Airport, 9 January 2016.
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.
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Published: 9 June 2016
Date of occurrence: 9 January 2016