The following incident occurred at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) at around 13:10 hours on 28 February 2016: a tug combination was en route from Schiphol-East to Schiphol-Centre. On approaching runway intersection E3 of runway 18L-36R, the driver of the tug combination requested permission to cross this runway from the ‘north apron’ controller at AAS. The apron controller incorrectly granted this permission; runway 36R was being used by landing aircraft and was under the control of Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland, LVNL).

The tug combination drove onto the landing runway to cross it. Air traffic control ordered an aircraft that was approaching for a landing on the runway to abort its approach and to initiate a go-around.

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Theme Aviation

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