2016-01-05 United Airlines Boeing 737-800 off taxiway at Spokane

2016-01-05 United Airlines Boeing 737-800 off taxiway at Spokane

2016-01-05 United Airlines Boeing 737-800 off taxiway at Spokane


On the way for departure to runway 03 at Spokane, the 737 slid off the taxiway coming to rest in snow. There were no injuries among the 175 people on board.

United flight 812 was taxiing out from the terminal to runway 03 in darkness via taxiway „Alpha“. At the beginning of wider holding area at the end of the taxiway the 737 began to skid sideways for a few meters before it came to rest in snow.

No injuries have been reported.

All on board deplaned via mobile airstairs. The airport remained closed until 08:45L.

Damage to the aircraft remained apparently undamaged.

METARS – KGEG at the approximate time of the incident:

  • 4 degrees C, light snowfall, visibility: 7 miles
METAR KGEG 041353Z 06010KT 7SM -SN FEW006 SCT015 OVC060 M04/M06 A2985 RMK AO2 SNE19B50 SLP137 P0000 T10391056=

Date: 2016-01-05 Time: 06:00
Location: KGEG GEG Spokane
Country: USA
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: UA 812
From: KGEG/GEG: Spokane To: KDEN/DEN: Denver International Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: United Airlines

Type: Boeing 737-800
Registration: N38268
Age a/c: 14,3 years
Constr. No.: 31587

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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 9 166 0 175
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 129th safety occurence for the operator
  • 343rd safety occurence of type (B738)
  • 6th safety occurence a Spokane Airport, WA
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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