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Take-off flight AF 1587 Sofia-Paris Charles de Gaulle

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Air France confirms that the crew of flight AF 1587 on 16 October, from Sofia to Paris-CDG, lined up for take-off on the taxiway (a former runway) parallel to the runway while still at low speed (36km/hour). The aircraft then reached the runway after exchanging with the control tower. 

Repositioned on runway 09, the aircraft took off normally at 7:12am and landed normally at CDG at 08:56 am local time. 

Passengers were at no time in a situation of risk or discomfort.