Sky Express AT72 at Athens on Dec 22nd 2019, de-ice failure

Last Update: December 24, 2019 / 00:32:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 22, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GQ-260

Aircraft Registration
SX-SEV

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
LGAV

A Sky Express Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration SX-SEV performing flight GQ-260 from Athens to Kefallinia (Greece), was climbing out of Athens' runway 21L when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet due to the failure of an de-ice system. The crew decided to return to Athens, positioned for an approach to runway 21R but needed to go around due to weather. The aircraft positioned for another approach to runway 21R and landed safely about 22 minutes after the go around and about 65 minutes after departure.

The airline reported a de-icing system failed prompting the return. Due to weather the aircraft needed to go around.

Initial reports had suggested an engine technical issue.

Metars:
LGAV 222320Z 16005KT 9999 FEW018TCU SCT030 14/10 Q0999 NOSIG=
LGAV 222250Z 18004KT 120V330 9999 VCTS FEW018CB SCT025 14/09 Q0999 NOSIG=
LGAV 222220Z 24005KT 9999 VCTS FEW018CB SCT025 14/08 Q0999 NOSIG=
LGAV 222150Z 25010KT 9999 FEW018TCU BKN025 14/07 Q1000 NOSIG=
LGAV 222120Z 25015G25KT 9000 -TSRA FEW010 FEW018CB BKN025 13/07 Q1000 NOSIG=
LGAV 222050Z 28021G35KT 5000 TSRA FEW010 FEW018CB BKN020 13/08 Q1001 NOSIG=
LGAV 222020Z 26017G30KT 9999 FEW010 FEW018TCU BKN025 17/14 Q1001 BECMG TSRA=
LGAV 221950Z 20021G31KT 9000 -RA FEW010 FEW018TCU BKN025 16/14 Q1000 RERA NOSIG=
LGAV 221920Z 19027G37KT 8000 -RA FEW018 BKN025 OVC070 16/13 Q1000 NOSIG=
LGAV 221850Z 19027G37KT 9999 -RA FEW018 SCT025 BKN070 17/13 Q1001 NOSIG=
LGAV 221820Z 18025G36KT 9999 -RA FEW018 SCT025 BKN070 17/12 Q1001 NOSIG=
LGAV 221750Z 19023G33KT 9999 FEW018 SCT030 BKN070 17/10 Q1002 NOSIG=
LGAV 221720Z 19028G39KT 9999 SCT030 17/10 Q1002 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 22, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
GQ-260

Aircraft Registration
SX-SEV

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
LGAV

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