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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66756
Last updated: 10 June 2020
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Date:31-JUL-2009
Time:3:20 pm loca
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS
Owner/operator:Ryanair
Registration: EI-DHR
C/n / msn: 33822/1798
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 189
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Parma -   Italy
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Parma - PMF
Destination airport:London Stansted - STN
Narrative:
The flight FR-4215 rejected takeoff at high speed (around 105 knots), when the crew spotted a car on the runway ahead of them. The airplane stopped safely ahead of the car. The airplane could depart again about 60 minutes later after the brakes had cooled down and reached London with 80 minutes delay. ANSV have launched an investigation into the incident, that is thought to be the result of a miscommunication between the car driver and the control tower. The car belonged to a bird control official, who was inspecting the runway to scare birds off the runway. He raced off the runway when he realized the 737 had started their takeoff roll.

Sources:

http://avherald.com/h?article=41d94059&opt=0


Images:

Photo of EI-DHR courtesy AirHistory.net


Glasgow - Prestwick (EGPK / PIK)
8 April 2019; (c) Martin Bridges

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2009 11:21 Certosino Added

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