Why am I not surprised?

So this video of a Russian airliner has surfaced, making me appreciate the western culture for safety even more.

The airliner appears to have not been de-iced at all, violating all procedures (or?) and takes off with snow/sleet on its wings and flaps.

But this doesn’t really surprise me anymore. Back in 2010, the same airline took off from taxiway Mike, intersection Alpha 3 (pink arrow) at OSL (Oslo Airport Gardermoen, ENGK)

An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200, registration VP-BWM performing flight SU-212 from Oslo Gardermoen (Norway) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 60 passengers and 7 crew, was cleared for takeoff from runway 01L at about 15:20L (14:20Z), but took off a parallel taxiway. The airplane climbed out safely and continued to Moscow, where the airplane landed safely.

Source: AvHerald

– Cecilie

Posted on April 11, 2012, in aviation and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Oh… this it seriously crazy! And not to be tried by normal pilots. May cause a seriously bad day, and potential death.

  2. Why does this not surprise me?

    • Could it be the internationally well-known fact that even though Aeroflot may be the cheapest option from Europe to Asia, it might also be the cheapest way to end up in a coffin…

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