Heisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
My travel flight from Harstad/Narvik airport, Evenes (EVE) in Norway slided off the runway before take off yesterday evening at approx. 2230h local time. The MY travel A320 was carrying 118 passengers and 7 crew members and on its way to Norwich. The passengers had been on whale watching (killer whale) at the Norwegian coast in Northern-Norway (Ofotfjorden).
After the slide all passengers had to leave the plane and was picked up by buses and driven back to the terminal. No injuries. They were then booked on hotels in Harstad for the night. The airport was closed after the incident and the evening flight from Oslo by SAS Braathens had to go to Tromsø (TOS) for the night.
The runway at Harstad/Narvik airport - EVE is almost 3 km long. It had snow on the runway which is normal for the winter time.