2016-02-21 Small Planet Airbus A320 off runway at Birmingham

2016-02-21 Small Planet Airbus A320 off runway at Birmingham

2016-02-21 Small Planet Airbus A320 off runway at Birmingham


After landing, the A320 veered off the taxiway coming to rest on the grass at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK.

The Airbus A320 landed normally on runway 33 at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK, and taxied back to the terminal via taxiway „Bravo“, when directional control was somehow lost.

Just after the intersection, the A320 departed the taxiway „Alpha“ to the left hand side until the nose and the left maingear  came to rest on the grass beneath.

Nobody on board the flight was hurt. The taxiway remained closed for at least 1 h until the A320 was removed.


METAR Birmingham Airport (BHX, EGBB):

21/02/2016 12:50->
METAR EGBB 211250Z 25014KT 220V280 9999 BKN018 14/11 Q1006=
21/02/2016 13:20->
METAR EGBB 211320Z 25012G22KT 210V290 9999 BKN018 14/11 Q1005=

Date: 2016-02-21 Time: 13:10:00
Location: EGBB BHX Birmingham
Country: United Kingdom
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: minor / none

Flight no.: S5 3260
From: EDLP/PAD: Paderborn-Lippstadt To: EGBB/BHX: Birmingham
Type: Passenger
Operator: Small Planet Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Airbus A320
Registration: SP-HAI
Age a/c: 16.8522 years
Constr. No.: 1007
Previous Operators:  TACA Intl Airlines (1999 – 2003), Sichuan Airlines (2003-2015)

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 98
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 1st safety occurence for the operator
  • 475th safety occurence of type (A320)
  • 9th Safety occurence at Birmingham Airport, UK
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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