Singapore A388 at Zurich on Mar 3rd 2017, airport sightseeing tour due to fox

Last Update: March 3, 2017 / 17:27:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-345

Aircraft Registration
9V-SKR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Singapore Air Airbus A380-800, registration 9V-SKR performing flight SQ-345 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Singapore (Singapore), was accelerating for takeoff from Zurich's runway 16 when tower instructed the aircraft "stop takeoff, I say again, stop takeoff, a fox is crossing the runway". The aircraft rejected takeoff at 49 knots over ground, vacated the runway at taxiway E5 about 1720 meters/5600 feet down the runway, returned to the holding point runway 16 via taxiway E and departed runway 16 about 18 minutes later. The aircraft is still estimated to reach Singapore 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-345

Aircraft Registration
9V-SKR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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