heisan67
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MY Travel Off Runway

Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:22 pm

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.

Here are one of the articles in Norwegain newspaper including a picture:
http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=256173
 
heisan67
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RE: MY Travel Off Runway

Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:24 pm

The reg no on the A320 to MY travel is: G-CRPH, and is still at Harstad/Narvik airport - EVE.


http://195.159.7.12/avinor.no/Norsk/Lufthavner/Harstad+Narvik_lufthavn,_Evenes/
 
heisan67
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RE: MY Travel Off Runway

Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:39 pm

According to Norwegian newspapers the passengers was flewn back to Norwich in another A320 aircraft from MY travel, which lifted at 1015h from Harstad/Narvik airport for Norwich.
 
gkirk
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RE: MY Travel Off Runway

Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:44 pm

Hmmm...do they not have snow ploughs to get snow off the runway in Norway?
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heisan67
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RE: MY Travel Off Runway

Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:07 pm

Yes we do in deed. No problem for Scandinavian pilots at all......

Since this happend taxiing to take off I guess the snow is not to blame here.
 
levent
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RE: MY Travel Off Runway

Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:13 pm

Forgot to put the snow chains on, didn´t they?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
heisan67
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RE: MY Travel Off Runway

Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:12 am

It seems like the whole aircraft is outside the runway on the picture. Pilots not used on acrtic weather conditions I guess