Emirates A388 at Warsaw on May 20th 2015, runway excursion on backtrack

Last Update: May 20, 2015 / 18:13:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-222

Aircraft Registration
A6-EET

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EET performing flight EK-222 (dep May 19th) from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at FL350 about 130nm northnortheast of Warsaw (Poland) when a male passenger (55) suffered a stroke prompting the crew to divert to Warsaw where the aircraft landed safely on runway 33 about 30 minutes later. Due to construction work the aircraft could not vacate on the next taxiway but needed to turn around on the runway and backtrack to taxi to the apron, while turning around to backtrack the nose gear struck runway edge lights causing damage to one of the nose wheels. The ill passenger was taken to a hospital, the aircraft was unable to continue the flight.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration A6-EGU was dispatched to Warsaw, continued the flight as EK-222D and is estimated to reach Dubai with a delay of 11.5 hours.

The airline reported the aircraft faced a technical issue on the ground, the passengers disembarked and were taken to Dubai on a replacement aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 20, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-222

Aircraft Registration
A6-EET

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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