Oa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29576 posts, RR: 59 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10294 times:
Plane comes off runway at German airport
Forced evacuation of 168 passengers as Nouvelair flight slips off the runway during takeoff from Dortmund airport.
A passenger jet slipped off the runway at Dortmund Airport early today, forcing the evacuation of 168 people on board. No one has been reported injured, German officials say.
The Airbus A321 rolled off the runway during an attempt to take off this morning. The plane was operated by Nouvelair, a private Tunisian airline, and was laying over in Dortmund on a journey between Berlin Schoenefeld and Monastir.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12094 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9769 times:
Quoting N14AZ (Reply 1): Hmm, earlier this year I was on board of a Wizzair A320 also in DTM when we had a rejected take-off due to a bird-strike during take-off (a pheasant). Wonder if it was the same again.
Those things are evil - I've nearly been killed by hitting one of those at speed on bike, I can't think they'd do a jet engine much good either!
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TheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 4485 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7416 times:
Is it just me or aren't you surprised that this made actually very little news in Germany? Of course slides weren't deployed, so evacuation is a little bit dramatic, but still, after the Spanair crash in public opinion airplanes are death traps right now, and so I would have expected it to be a big story.
Konstantinkoll From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 102 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6812 times:
Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 8): But it also shows the runway of DTM is really quite short
I live in DTM (the city, not the airport of course), and there are always political debates about either extending the runway and lifting the curfew, or closing the airport alltogether. I rarely use DTM, but take the train over to DUS. DTM is basically just an airport for leisure flights, and some LCC like Easyjet, Germanwings and Wizzair. IIRC LH has axed their ~4x daily flights to MUC recently.