Attempted take-off from a taxiway parallel to the departure runway not reported by Captain
31 Jul 2017
On 12 July 2015, an aircraft deviated from its acknowledged clearance and lit-centreline taxiway routing and began take-off from a parallel taxiway in good night visibility, crossing a lit red stop bar in the process. When ATC observed this, the aircraft was instructed to stop which was achieved without further event. A subsequent take-off was uneventful. The crew did not report the event to their airline or their State authorities because the Captain "determined that this case did not need to be reported" and these organisations only became aware when subsequently contacted by the Investigating Agency. Read more here.