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Near miss as S7 plane pirouettes on ice at Novosibirsk airport

By Olga Gertcyk
27 January 2017

Scary uncontrolled turn by Airbus A320 while taxiing narrowly misses collision with Tu-154, video shows.

The tail of the A320 ends up facing the Tupolev after the skid. Picture here and below: @newaviator

A camera at Novosibirsk's Tolmachevo airport picked up the near miss as the aircraft, recently arrived from Beijing, turns more than 90 degrees close to the terminal, and near a parked S7 Tupolev passenger plane. 

The tail of the A320 ends up facing the Tupolev after the skid. 

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A camera at Novosibirsk's Tolmachevo airport picked up the near miss as the aircraft turns more than 90 degrees close to the terminal. 

No-one was hurt, and the problem - on 14 December - was rapidly over. The problem was slippery conditions caused by a sudden slump in temperature from 2C to minus 20C causing ice to form on the surface. The video went viral. 

Comments included: 'Why aren't they using winter tyres?' and 'They changed their mind and turned to go back to Beijing.

Comments (1)

i think this is the time when pilots earn their money, every single cent of it!
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
28/01/2017 23:15
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