Event Details


Title:Runway excursion while taxiing, Airbus A340-311, G-VSKY, at Heathrow
Micro summary:This Airbus A340-311 partially skidded off the runway while taxiing.
Event Time:2003-01-30 at 2326 UTC
File Name:2003-01-30-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G2003/01/08
Pages:3
Site of event:Heathrow RWY 27R
Departure:London Heathrow Airport, London, England, United Kingdom
Destination:Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A340-311
Flight Phase:Taxi
Registration(s):G-VSKY
Operator(s):Virgin Atlantic
Type of flight:Revenue
Occupants:144
Fatalities:0
Serious Injuries:0
Minor/Non-Injured:144
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The aircraft was manoeuvring to line-up on Runway 27R and taxiing at a speed of approximately 6 kt when it started to slide on ice and snow. The application of asymmetric thrust failed to prevent the right main landing gear from leaving the paved surface. Subsequent disembarkation of the passengers was delayed for two and a half hours whilst de-icing equipment was provided and the taxiway deiced. There is currently no requirement to measure or assess the taxiway surface friction conditions and no such measurements were made before or after the incident. A safety recommendation relating to guidance material dealing with contamination of aerodrome surfaces has been made as a result of this incident.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Runway Excursion
Operations - Slippery Runway, Taxiway, Apron
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