Sebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6103 times:
Nothing serious but an incovenience that LHR could probably have done without today after the delays due to the heavy snowfall over the past day. Incident is regarding a Cyprus Airways A330 that was taxiing to Terminal 1. The front wheel came of the taxiway and is stuck in the grass.
"A plane has slipped off a taxiway at Heathrow Airport, lodging its front wheel in a grassy area.
Snow and ice are being blamed for the incident which happened when the Cyprus Airways flight 332 landed at 0820 GMT and was moving to Terminal 1.
Heathrow's operator, BAA, said passengers were unharmed and were evacuated from the aircraft.
A BAA spokesperson said the front wheel of the plane had landed in the grass area and was being removed.
The aeroplane was the last flight to land before both the runways at the airport were closed due to snow earlier on Monday, however the southern runway has since reopened. "
RichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5793 times:
Does anyone know whether or not it actually "slid off" as the media describes? (i.e. a skid) Or is it more likely to be a case of the pilots failing to navigate the taxiway due to the snow concealing the asphalt?
BBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
So what happened at the end? Any A32S subbing for Ammochostos? I think this A330 is now back online, right? Any delays, or major schedule disruptions or is it a really quiet time of the year for CY, enough to cope with one A330 out?