Lufthansa A320 at Vilnius on Sep 13th 2016, rejected takeoff due to animal

Last Update: September 13, 2016 / 22:43:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-889

Aircraft Registration
D-AIQD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIQD performing flight LH-889 from Vilnius (Lithuania) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was accelerating for takeoff from Vilnius' runway 02 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 30 knots) due to an animal on the runway. The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway at the first exit about 600 meters down the runway, returned to the holding point runway 02, departed about 7 minutes after the rejected takeoff and reached Frankfurt on schedule.

A ground observer reported there was an animal on the runway prompting the rejected takeoff.

Radar data suggest, the crew rejected takeoff at about 30 knots over ground, "went around the animal" driving towards the left edge of the runway and subsequently vacated the runway to the left.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 13, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Lufthansa

Flight number
LH-889

Aircraft Registration
D-AIQD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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