NTSB Identification: OPS07IA005B
Incident occurred Sunday, June 17, 2007 in Teterboro, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2007
Aircraft: Cirrus Design Corp. SR-22, registration:
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On June 17, 2007, at 1320 EDT (1720 UTC), a runway incursion occurred at Teterboro Airport (TEB), New Jersey involving Avantair (VRN) flight 152, a P180, and N6026K, an SR22.

AT 1319:02, the pilot of VRN152, an IFR departure, advised the tower controller that they were ready to depart from runway 24. The tower controller responded, 'Avantair one five two, runway 24, cleared for takeoff.'

At 1319:42, the pilot of N6026K, a VFR departure, advised the tower controller that he was 'ready to go [on runway 19] at [taxiway] bravo.' The tower controller responded, 'Cirrus two six kilo left turn northeast bound maintain at or below one thousand runway 19 at bravo cleared for takeoff.'

The pilot of VRN152 saw N6026K on departure roll and applied maximum braking, experienced two blown tires on the main gear, as N6026K rolled past, through the intersection 50 feet in front. VRN152 stopped in the intersection. The tower controller stated that he did not see the incursion, so he did not cancel either takeoff clearance.

There were 3 people in the tower cab; the tower/controller-in charge and two developmental controllers who were working clearance delivery, one controller was on break. The two developmental controllers were faced away from the front of the cab and did not see the event.

The incident occurred during day VFR conditions (clear sky with 10 miles visibility).

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

The TEB local controller's failure to ensure separation between two aircraft departing intersecting runways.

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