TAROM AT72 at Oradea on Sep 9th 2021, rabbit halts aircraft

Last Update: September 10, 2021 / 15:16:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Tarom

Flight number
RO-630

Aircraft Registration
YR-ATJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A TAROM Avions De Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration YR-ATJ performing flight RO-630 from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 43 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Oradea's runway 19 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 65 knots over ground) due to a rabbit on the runway but could not avoid hitting the rabbit with the nose gear. The aircraft returned to the apron.

A replacement ATR-72-212A registration YR-ATM reached Bucharest as flight RO-1630 with a delay of about 8.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft underwent checks and positioned to Bucharest about 13 hours after the rejected takeoff, then resumed service.

The airline reported the aircraft did not sustain any damage, the fate of the rabbit was not reported.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 9, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Tarom

Flight number
RO-630

Aircraft Registration
YR-ATJ

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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