Wild Video: Airbus A320 Veers Off Runway, Recovers

I suppose this falls into the class of “all’s effectively that ends effectively,” although it certain makes for fairly a dramatic video!

Avion Specific A320 runs off Vilnius runway

This incident occurred on Saturday, February 3, 2024, and entails Avion Specific flight X98242, from Milan (BGY) to Vilnius (VNO). The flight was operated by a 12-year-old Airbus A320 with the license plate LY-NVL, which is a former Wizz Air plane. For these not acquainted, Avion Specific is a Lithuanian constitution operator, so the corporate primarily operates flights on behalf of different airways.

Anyway, the airplane landed on runway 19 at Vilnius Airport at round 2:19PM native time. After touching down, the plane veered proper to the purpose that it was off the runway on the mushy floor. Nonetheless, the pilots managed to straighten the airplane out, and get it again onto the runway centerline.

The airplane then managed to taxi to its arrival place with out help. Incidents don’t get far more seamless than this when it comes to attending to the gate. As you’d anticipate, the airplane appears like an absolute mess, and prefer it had been off-roading (or on this case, off-runwaying). 😉

For what it’s value, about 30 hours after the incident, the airplane continues to be on the bottom in Vilnius. Presumably the plane requires inspections, and whereas it’s doable that the plane could also be broken, this airplane has fairly low utilization, so it’s additionally simply doable that it doesn’t have its subsequent flight for a while. For instance, for the reason that begin of the yr, the jet has solely operated a complete of 5 flights.

The air visitors management audio from this incident

Whereas it’s maybe (form of) humorous to joke that the pilots might have simply taxied to their arrival stand and pretended like nothing occurred, that’s not how issues unfolded.

VASAviation has an ideal recreation of what occurred with this incident, exhibiting each the place of the plane, in addition to the air visitors management audio:

Air visitors controller: “I noticed you went off the runway.”
Pilot: “Actually, certainly.”
Air visitors controller: “What sort of assist do you want?”
Pilot: “Nothing wanted for now.”
Air visitors controller: “Can you taxi by yourself energy or do you want any help?”
Pilot: “We’re in a position on our personal energy.”

Backside line

An Avion Specific Airbus A320 veered off the runway at Vilnius Airport, throughout some fairly snowy and icy situations. Whereas runway incursions occur now and again, I’ve by no means seen such a seamless restoration, for higher or worse. The airplane will get again onto the runway centerline and taxis to the arrival stand underneath its personal energy.

You wouldn’t know something had occurred, besides the airplane appears like an absolute soiled mess.

What do you make of this A320 incident in Vilnius?

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