Swiss investigators are looking into an Airbus A320 incident in which the jet conducted a short-runway departure with settings for a full-runway take-off.
The aircraft, operated by Air Berlin subsidiary Belair, departed Porto’s runway 17 on 1 October 2013 on a flight to Palma.
Swiss accident investigation authority SUST says the jet used full-runway power settings despite departing from intersection F – about halfway along runway 17.
Runway 17 is 3,480m (11,417ft) long while taxiway F intersects with the runway about 1,850m from its far end.
The aircraft (HB-IOR) is a CFM International CFM56-powered airframe, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database.
It was transporting 153 passengers and six crew. There were no injuries during the incident.
Portuguese authorities have delegated the investigation to their Swiss counterparts.
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