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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58605
Last updated: 4 February 2021
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Date:02-FEB-2009
Time:08:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:Cyprus Airways
Registration: 5B-DBS
C/n / msn: 505
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 114
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Larnaca, Cyprus (LCA/LCLK)
Destination airport:London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)
Narrative:
The Cyprus Airways Airbus A330-200, registration 5B-DBS, was performing flight CY-332 from Larnaca, Cyprus to London Heathrow, United Kingdom, had landed at Heathrow and already turned off the runway onto the taxiways, when the nose gear skidded off the taxiway and got stuck in a grassy area.

No injuries occurred, no damages are being reported. Snow and ice are being blamed for the incident which happened when the Cyprus Airways flight landed at 0820 GMT and was moving to Terminal 1.

Cyprus Airways was the last flight to land before both the runways at the airport were closed due to snow earlier on today, however the southern runway has since reopened. British Airways cancelled all its flights until 1700 GMT.

All London airports Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead, and City have been closed due to the snow. London has seen the heaviest snowfall in 18 years with up to 6cm (0.2ft) of snow reported at Heathrow Airport, weather experts said.

Sources:

1. http://www.airliners.gr/el/news/news.php?id=200711202077
2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7864546.stm
3. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/4304308/
4. https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/360520-plane-skids-off-runway-lhr-2-feb-2009-a.html
5. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/4432363/Snow-Britain-Aircraft-slides-on-icy-grass-at-Heathrow.html

Media:

5B-DBS Airbus A330-243 of Cyprus Airways at Manchester 22-11-03: 5B-DBS A330-243 Cyprus Airways MAN 22NOV03 (10835116194)

Images:

Photo of 5B-DBS courtesy AirHistory.net


Toulouse - Blagnac (LFBO / TLS)
26 March 2012; (c) T.Laurent

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Feb-2009 03:03 nikitas Added
03-Feb-2009 10:22 Anon. Updated
04-Feb-2009 23:15 Anon. Updated
05-Feb-2009 06:08 JINX Updated
12-Dec-2014 11:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Nov-2016 15:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code]

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