PIA Boeing 777 Runway Incursion in Toronto [Official Report]

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777-200 aircraft taxiing for departure entered taxiway Q without clearance and taxied past the hold short line onto the protected area of active Runway 23 at Toronto Airport.

According to the details, on October 17, 2021, the PIA aircraft registration AP-BGY, flight PK-782 was about to take off from Toronto, Canada to Islamabad, Pakistan.

However, on the other hand, an Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER, registration C-FKAU performing flight AC-7290 from Seoul (South Korea) to Toronto, ON (Canada), was on final approach to Runway 23 and was instructed by the tower to go around as result of the runway incursion. The Air Canada aircraft landed safely on Runway 23 about 15 minutes later.

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The Pakistani aircraft (registration AP-BGY) departed about a minute after C-FKAU went around. According to the official report by Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS), no damages were reported during the incident.

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Nav Canada also reported AP-BGY departed and requested to fly direct waypoint MCKEE on their SEDOG 5 standard departure route, was cleared direct MCKEE but flew a track that way about 30 degrees off until ATC intervened.

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The PIA management should take stern action against such crew members who fail to perform their duties effectively which, at later stages, creates a negative brand image of the airline as well as of the country.

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