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Text: ‘Simultaneous takeoff’

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


A company A319, with the callsign 6110, was lined up and waiting for takeoff. At the same time another company A320 with the callsign 1610 was lined up and waiting for takeoff on an intersecting runway. When the controller gave clearance for the pilot with the callsign 6110 to takeoff, the pilots of the other flight thought they had received clearance, so they started to accelerate also. When the controller noticed the mistake he told the pilots of flight 1610 to cancel their takeoff. As a precaution the pilots of the original flight, 6110, cancelled their takeoff too. After returning to their thresholds both flights were given further clearances to take off, separately this time.

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