Serious incident Airbus A320-214 HB-IHY,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 347334
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Date:Friday 27 October 2023
Time:14:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-214
Registration: HB-IHY
MSN: 947
Year of manufacture:1998
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 113
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Category:Serious incident
Location:Zurich International Airport (ZRH) -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH)
Destination airport:Faro Airport (FAO/LPFR)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Edelweiss flight WK298, an Airbus A320-214, aborted the takeoff from runway 32 at Zurich International Airport.
One of the tires on the left-hand main gear deflated as a result.
The reason for the aborted takeoff was that “The plane exhibited unusual behavior on the runway,” according to an airline spokesperson.
A video, purportedly of the incident, shows the aircraft swung to the left during the takeoff roll before directional control was regained.

Weather during the incident time:
LSZH 271420Z 25009KT 9999 FEW035 SCT050 14/08 Q1000 NOSIG
LSZH 271520Z 25014KT 9999 FEW035 14/07 Q1000 NOSIG

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
18 December 2021 HB-IHY Edelweiss Air 0 Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH) min


Revision history:

28-Oct-2023 07:46 gerard57 Added
28-Oct-2023 08:11 harro Updated
01-Nov-2023 09:38 Anon. Updated
01-Nov-2023 09:40 harro Updated
10-May-2024 06:24 ASN Updated [Total occupants, Accident report]

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