Algerie B738 at Lyon on Nov 14th 2019, rejected takeoff due to snow plough on runway/operational error

Last Update: September 7, 2021 / 16:58:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 14, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AH-1157

Departure
Lyon, France

Destination
Annaba, Algeria

Aircraft Registration
7T-VKR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
LFLL

An Air Algerie Boeing 737-800, registration 7T-VKR performing flight AH-1157 from Lyon (France) to Annaba (Algeria), was cleared for takeoff and was accelerating for takeoff from Lyon's runway 35L when tower instructed the aircraft to stop immediately after noticing a snow plough was entering the runway. The crew rejected takeoff at low speed, the aircraft slowed and stopped on the runway, then taxied to the hold short line and departed without further incident about 7 minutes later.

The French BEA reported the aerodrome was operating in night conditions, low visibility procedures were active. A ground controller cleared a snow plough onto the runway without coordinating with tower. Both controllers noticed the developing conflict, tower instructed AH-1157 to stop. The crew complied and brought the aircraft to a stop about 1200 meters/4000 feet short of the snow plough. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the BEA.

On Sep 7th 2021 the BEA released their Final report in French only, an English version is to be expected in due time. The AVH is going to summarize the English version as soon as it becomes available.

Metars:
LFLL 142300Z 23004KT 1800 SN BR BKN002 OVC006 00/00 Q0996 R35R/591591 R35L/591591 TEMPO 0800 SN=
LFLL 142230Z 26003KT 1800 SN BR SCT002 BKN003 OVC008 00/00 Q0996 R35R/591591 R35L/591591 TEMPO 0800 SN=
COR LFLL 142200Z 23003KT 1800 SN BR SCT002 BKN003 OVC008 00/00 Q0997 R35R/591591 R35L/591591 TEMPO 0800 SN=
LFLL 142130Z 00000KT 3000 SN BR BKN002 OVC016 00/00 Q0997 R88/590193 TEMPO 0800 SN=
LFLL 142100Z 29005KT 2000 SN BR BKN002 OVC016 00/00 Q0997 R88/590193 TEMPO 0800 SN=
LFLL 142030Z 26005KT 2000 SN BR BKN002 BKN007 00/00 Q0997 R88/590193 TEMPO 0800 SN=
LFLL 142000Z 27005KT 3200 SN BR OVC002 00/00 Q0997 R88/590193 TEMPO 0800 SN=
COR LFLL 141945Z 28004KT 2600 SN BR OVC002 00/00 Q0997 R88/590193 TEMPO 0800 SN=
LFLL 141930Z VRB02KT 2600 SN BR BKN002 OVC010 00/00 Q0997 R88/590093 TEMPO 0800 SN OVC002=
LFLL 141900Z 30004KT 2900 SN SCT003 SCT010 OVC013 00/00 Q0997 TEMPO 0800 SN BKN004=
LFLL 141830Z 28003KT 2900 SN FEW003 BKN008 OVC012 00/00 Q0997 TEMPO 0800 SN BKN004=
LFLL 141800Z 25001KT 2200 SN FEW007 OVC015 00/00 Q0998 TEMPO 2000 SN BKN004=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 14, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AH-1157

Departure
Lyon, France

Destination
Annaba, Algeria

Aircraft Registration
7T-VKR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
LFLL

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