Finnair A359 at Helsinki on Dec 11th 2021, runway excursion during line up

Last Update: December 12, 2021 / 19:37:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-1963

Aircraft Registration
OH-LWA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

Airport ICAO Code
EFHK

A Finnair Airbus A350-900, registration OH-LWA performing flight AY-1963 (sched. dep Dec 10th, act. dep Dec 11th) from Helsinki (Finland) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was cleared to line up runway 15 at holding point YA. After the aircraft went into motion the crew commented it was very slippery on the runway, the controller replied it was all 4/4/4/4 the whole runway, just had operated a runway condition check. The aircraft did not turn and skidded straight ahead and stopped with the nose gear beyond the left edge of the runway, the crew commented "we are unable to turn onto the runway".

The aircraft remained in the position for about 40 minutes, then was towed onto the runway and taxied back to the apron. Following a check the aircraft finally was able to depart from runway 15 about 90 minutes after skidding on line up.

The aircraft, which had been delayed by about 3 hours prior to first departure attempt, reached Dubai with a delay of 5 hours.

Metars:
EFHK 110250Z 10012KT 9999 OVC005 M00/M01 Q1016 NOSIG=
EFHK 110220Z 10012KT 9999 OVC005 M01/M01 Q1016 NOSIG=
EFHK 110150Z 10011KT 9999 OVC004 M01/M01 Q1016 NOSIG=
EFHK 110120Z 10011KT 9999 OVC004 M01/M01 Q1016 NOSIG=
EFHK 110050Z 10012KT 9999 OVC004 M01/M01 Q1016 TEMPO BKN005=
EFHK 110020Z 10011KT 070V130 9999 -FZDZ OVC005 M01/M01 Q1016 NOSIG=
EFHK 102350Z 10010KT 080V140 9999 -FZDZ OVC005 M01/M02 Q1016 TEMPO -FZRA=
EFHK 102320Z 11010KT 9999 -FZDZ OVC006 M01/M01 Q1016 TEMPO -FZRA=
EFHK 102250Z 11011KT 9999 -FZDZ OVC006 M01/M02 Q1016 TEMPO 4000 -FZRA=
EFHK 102220Z 11013KT 9999 -SN OVC006 M01/M02 Q1016 TEMPO 4000 -FZRA=
EFHK 102150Z 11012KT 9999 -SN OVC005 M01/M02 Q1016 TEMPO 4000 -FZRA=
EFHK 102120Z 11011KT 080V140 9999 -FZDZ OVC005 M01/M01 Q1016 TEMPO -FZRA=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 11, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Finnair

Flight number
AY-1963

Aircraft Registration
OH-LWA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-900

ICAO Type Designator
A359

Airport ICAO Code
EFHK

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