Plane File Number BEA2020-0154 Serious incident, AD Cologne Bonn, on 27 April 2020, ATR - ATR72, EC-INV

Serious incident to the ATR 72 registered EC-INV operated by Swiftair on 27/04/2020 at Cologne [Investigation led by BFU / Germany]

Summary

Preliminary data based on the notification from the German authorities:

The incident is a missed line up. The crew did not recognize that they lined up with the lights of the runway edge instead of the ones for the center line.

They aborted takeoff run after colliding with several runway edge lights.