Azul Embraer E195 executes dramatic takeoff just meters from runway end: video


Footage had been shared of an Azul Linhas Aéreas Embraer E-195 executing a dramatic takeoff at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH), Brazil, with what appeared to be just meters from the runway end.  

The incident, which is reportedly being investigated by Azul, happened on May 27, 2024, as the Embraer E-195 passenger jet, registered PR-AXX, was cleared for takeoff at around 16:30.  

Video of the takeoff was captured by GolfOscarRomeo with speculation that the aircraft may have only been 100 meters away from the runway end.  

According to Aviation Herald, flight AD-2610 was departing from runway 35L for a short flight to Rio de Janeiro’s Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) at the time and proceeded safely to its destination.  

Azul told Brazilian publication G1 that it opened an internal investigation into the incident.  

“The company emphasizes that it operates in accordance with national and international safety standards, its primary value, and that the aforementioned flight continued to its destination without any complications,” a spokesperson for the airline said.  

Despite the dramatic nature of the takeoff the end of the runway at CGH is fitted with an engineered materials arresting system which is designed to absorb the force of any runway excursion aircraft. 

The Aeronautical Accidents Investigation and Prevention Center (CENIPA) which investigates aviation accidents and incidents in Brazil told G1 that it is aware of the incident.  

“Cenipa informs that it was notified, last Monday (27/05), about an event involving the aircraft registered PR-AXX at Congonhas Airport (SP). At the moment, the relative data is being collected by investigators to evaluation regarding a possible classification as an aeronautical occurrence,” a spokesperson for CENIPA said.  

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