This morning (2 February 2019) around 6h45, an aircraft of TUI fly Belgium was evacuated after it got stuck with its nose wheel in the grass. Nobody was injured.
TUI fly Belgium flight TB1261 from Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) to Murcia (RMU/LEMI) was operated by OO-TEA, an Embraer ERJ-190STD of 5 years old. During its taxi to runway 11, the pilot took a wrong taxi way and the aircraft got stuck with its nose wheel in the grass. The speed at the moment of the incident was around 20km/h, so there was no big shock for the passengers.
“The pilot had more than twenty years of experience, but because the visibility was so bad, he took the wrong taxiway.”
“When he wanted to turn back, the nose wheel got stuck in the grass and it didn’t got out of the grass because of the heavy rain.”Said spokesman Piet Demeyere
The passengers were brought to Brussels Airport – Zaventem (BRU/EBBR) to continue their flight with a Boeing 737-8K5(WL), ‘OO-JAH’. They departed at 12:46L and arrived at 14:47 in Spain. ‘OO-JAH’ will also operate the return flight Murcia RMU – Brussels BRU.