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2016/04

Report on air traffic incident at Bodø airport, Norway 11 February 2015 between snow clearing vehicle and Bombardier Aerospace Inc. DHC-8-103, LN-WIB

The crew of a Wideroe airliner had to make an abrupt stop when they suddenly became aware of a snow clearing vehicle that was crossing just in front of the plane.

The aircraft was taxiing from the apron towards the runway when the incident occurred. Simultaneously  3 sweepers/snow clearing vehicles were in the process of clearing snow and slush from the apron. The leader of the snow clearing vehicles became aware of the Widerøe airplane when he passed in front of the plane. The other two vehicles were stopped at a safe distance to the plane. Weather and visibility conditions contributed to the incident.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Facts

Location Bodø airport, Norway
Occurrence date 11.02.2015
ICAO Location indicator ENBO
Aircraft DeHavilland DHC-8
Registration LN-WIB
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Nordland
Type of occurrence Air traffic incident
Type of operation Scheduled air transport
Category of operation Heavy, aeroplane (> 10 000kg)
Aircraft category Landplane, Multi-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
FIR/AOR ENBD (Bodø ATCC)

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