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Date:21-FEB-2016
Time:13:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-233
Owner/operator:Small Planet Airlines
Registration: SP-HAI
C/n / msn: 1007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 105
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Birmingham International Airport (BHX/EGBB) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport (PAD/EDLP)
Destination airport:Birmingham International Airport (BHX/EGBB)
Narrative:
Small Planet Airlines flight S5 3260 from Paderborn (Germany) to Birmingham (United Kingdom), operated by Airbus A320 (registration SP-HAI) ran off the taxiway after landing in Birmingham Airport and stopped on the grass. All 98 passengers safely disembarked the aircraft and no injuries for passengers and the crew.
The aircraft had landed on runway 33 and was taxiing to the apron at the time of the incident.

Weather about the time of the incident (13:11 Z):
EGBB 211320Z 25012G22KT 210V290 9999 BKN018 14/11 Q1005
EGBB 211250Z 25014KT 220V280 9999 BKN018 14/11 Q1006

Conclusion:
The aircraft entered a 90° turn on a damp taxiway at a speed that was too high for the conditions and geometry of turn. The nosewheels lost traction and skidded, causing the flight crew to lose full directional control of the aircraft.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/sp-hai/
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/drama-plane-packed-passengers-veers-10924519
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/544950/AAIB_Bulletin_8-2016.pdf

Media:

On February 21, Small Planet Airlines flight S5 3260 from Paderborn (Germany) to Birmingham (United Kingdom), operated...

Posted by Small Planet Airlines on Sunday, 21 February 2016

Images:

Photo of SP-HAI courtesy AirHistory.net


Kemble - Cotswold (EGBP / GBA)
2 January 2019; (c) Alastair T. Gardiner

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Feb-2016 19:15 harro Added
21-Feb-2016 19:18 harro Updated [Embed code]
21-Feb-2016 19:18 harro Updated [Embed code]
21-Feb-2016 19:54 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code]
17-Aug-2016 13:36 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2016 13:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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