A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 Initiates Takeoff Roll From The TAXI WAY in Newark
The Turkish Airlines flight TK-30 TC-JNI was on the takeoff roll when the tower instructed to cancel takeoff as the airplane was on commencing takeoff from the taxiway instead of the runway.
Flight TK-30 was a scheduled flight from Newark, USA to Istanbul, Turkey on the Airbus A330-300.
The A330 was cleared for takeoff from runway 22R at the intersection with taxiway W instead crossed runway 22R, lined up taxiway P (parallel to and east of runway 22R), and commenced takeoff.
Realizing the mistake, the tower canceled the takeoff clearance advising the crew they were on taxiway P instead of the runway.
The aircraft reached a ground speed of 90kts before the crew rejected takeoff.
The crew was instructed to taxi to the holding point runway 11 via taxiway W where the A330 remained for about 45 minutes for the brakes to cool down.
Afterwards the A330 departed as normal and continued the flight, and safely landed in Istanbul Turkey.