A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWJO (flight WS-1232) from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) on October 30th 2014, with 127 people on board, had been cleared for takeoff from Toronto's runway 24L but instead lined up on runway 24R and initiated the takeoff run.
On Feb 16th 2015 Canada's Transport Safety Board made the incident known and formally reported the incident.
The Tower Controller detected the aircraft on take-off run at that point, visually and screen checked the area for conflicting traffic and found it was all clear, and instructed the aircraft to continue take-off. The aircraft became safely airborne on runway 24R and continued to Fort Lauderdale for a safe landing.
On Feb 16th 2015 Canada's Transport Safety Board made the incident known and formally reported: "Tower controller observed the aircraft accelerating for takeof from runway 24R instead of cleared 24L. There was no conflicting traffic or risk of collision, the controller therefore instructed the aircraft to continue take-off." The operator is investigating the occurrence.
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