Frontier A321 at Nashville on Feb 15th 2021, flight attendant prevents takeoff with contaminated wings

Last Update: March 4, 2021 / 21:28:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 15, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
F9-7011

Aircraft Registration
N710FR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KBNA

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N710FR performing flight F9-7011 from Nashville,TN to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was taxiing for departure when tower informed the crew braking action was reported good by the last aircraft, tower hoped that information was still good. The aircraft subsequently was cleared for takeoff from Nashville's runway 02L when the crew queried whether there was any traffic. Tower assured no traffic on approach or waiting for departure, tower instructed to advise when they were rolling. About three minutes later the crew indicated they needed to return to the gate due to their left wing not being de-iced. Tower cancelled the takeoff clearance, the aircraft taxied back to the apron.

In a memorandum to Air Safety Organizsations as well as ALPA, that was leaked to the Internet on Mar 2nd 2021, the airline reported:

Greetings Air Safety Organization and ALPA Safety Council,

Earlier this week during the massive snowstorm throughout the Central and Eastern States, we had a DEICE incident that could have led to a catastrophic outcome.

We (FFT) had an aircraft request and receive type 1 and type 4 deicing. The Vendor (Trego Dugan) stated to our flight deck crew that the aircraft was deiced and clear of contaminants.

Upon reaching the runway, and preparing for departure, an alarmed flight attendant called the flight deck stating that the wings were covered with snow and ice still. The flight crew visually inspected and returned to the gate. Both wings had about a foot of snow and ice still covering the wings with some fluid sprayed throughout the wing area. We found out the vendor was running low on fluid. They have since been terminated from our operations.

We are letting everyone know, as a safety precaution, about our experience with Trego Dugan Deice in BNA.

The airline confirmed the authenticity of that message. In the following The Aviation Herald checked all Frontier departures back from Mar 2nd 2021 until the flight was found on Feb 15th 2021 and could be verified via ATC recordings.

Metars:
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KBNA 152253Z 33006KT 1 1/2SM -FZDZ BR OVC005 M04/M06 A2975 RMK AO2 FZRAB2154E07FZDZB07E11B33 SLP079 P0001 I1004 T10391061 $=
KBNA 152237Z 34006KT 1 1/2SM -FZDZ BR OVC007 M04/M06 A2975 RMK AO2 FZRAB2154E07FZDZB07E11B33 P0000 I1002 T10391061 $=
KBNA 152211Z 35006KT 1 1/2SM BR OVC009 M04/M06 A2976 RMK AO2 FZRAB2154E07FZDZB07E11 P0000 I1002 T10391061 $=
KBNA 152156Z 32009KT 1 1/2SM R02L/5000VP6000FT -FZRA BR OVC009 M04/M07 A2977 RMK AO2 FZRAB54 PRESFR P0000 I1000 T10391067 $=
KBNA 152153Z 32008KT 3SM BR OVC009 M04/M07 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP089 I1000 T10391067 $=
KBNA 152053Z 32006KT 3SM BR OVC009 M04/M06 A2979 RMK AO2 SNE02B14E22GSE02B14E22 SLP094 P0001 60057 T10391061 58039 $=
KBNA 152025Z 36010KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC015 M04/M07 A2979 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 3 SNE02B14E22GSE02B14E22 P0001 T10391067 $=
KBNA 152014Z 35010KT 1 3/4SM SNGS BR SCT008 OVC015 M04/M07 A2981 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 3 SNE02B14GSE02B14 GS LGT P0000 T10391067 $=
KBNA 152006Z 02010KT 3/4SM R02L/5000VP6000FT BR SCT008 OVC015 M04/M06 A2980 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 1 SNE02GSE02 P0000 T10391061 $=
KBNA 151953Z 35010KT 3/4SM R02L/3000V5000FT SNGS SCT008 OVC014 M03/M06 A2983 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP105 GS LGT P0021 T10331061 $=
KBNA 151916Z 32008KT 3/4SM R02L/2200V2800FT SNGS BR BKN009 M03/M06 A2987 RMK AO2 PRESFR GS HVY P0014 T10331056=
KBNA 151853Z 32010G16KT 3/4SM R02L/2400V2800FT SNGS BR BKN010 OVC014 M04/M06 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP135 GS HVY P0035 T10391061 $=
KBNA 151828Z 33012KT 3/4SM R02L/2000V2400FT SNGS BR BKN010 OVC014 M04/M06 A2991 RMK AO2 GS MOD P0019 T10391061 $=
KBNA 151753Z 36011KT 3/4SM R02L/2400V3500FT SNGS BR BKN006 OVC011 M03/M06 A2991 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1 PLB18E51SNB51GSB51 PRESRR SLP134 GS LTG P0007 60008 I6008 T10331056 11033 21044 56048 $=
KBNA 151738Z 02011KT 1SM R02L/4500VP6000FT -PL BR OVC005 M03/M06 A2989 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 2 PLB18 P0004 T10331056 $=
KBNA 151719Z 02008KT 1 1/2SM -PL BR OVC004 M03/M06 A2992 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 2 PLB18 P0001 T10331056 $=
KBNA 151703Z 03009KT 1 3/4SM BR OVC004 M03/M06 A2993 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 2 T10331056 $=
KBNA 151653Z 02010KT 1SM R02L/P6000FT BR OVC004 M04/M06 A2993 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 1 1/2 FZDZE30 SLP142 P0000 I1000 T10391061 $=
KBNA 151631Z 03010G19KT 1SM R02L/P6000FT BR OVC004 M04/M06 A2993 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 1 1/4 FZDZE30 P0000 I1000 T10391061 $=
KBNA 151553Z 02010KT 1SM R02L/5500V6000FT -FZDZ BR OVC004 M04/M06 A2998 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP159 P0000 I1002 T10441061 $=
KBNA 151543Z 01010KT 1SM R02L/5500V6000FT -FZDZ BR OVC004 M04/M06 A3001 RMK AO2 P0000 I1002 T10441061 $=
KBNA 151522Z 01010KT 1SM R02L/5500VP6000FT -FZDZ BR OVC005 M04/M06 A3003 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1 1/2 P0000 I1001 T10441061 $=
KBNA 151453Z 01010KT 1 1/2SM -FZDZ BR OVC005 M04/M07 A3005 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP183 P0001 60001 I1002 I3006 T10441067 58018 $=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N710FR
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A321-211
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A321
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 15, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
F9-7011

Aircraft Registration
N710FR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
KBNA

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