Fox News – A Frontier Airlines flight attendant is being praised for noticing a potential problem as the aircraft was preparing for takeoff:
The plane’s wing was still covered in snow and ice.
This worker’s actions are now being credited with helping to avoid a possible catastrophe.
An attendant on a Frontier Airlines flight taking off from Nashville International Airport last week noticed that there appeared to be a significant amount of snow and ice on the plane’s wing as the plane was approaching the runway.
Last week, an attendant on a Frontier Airlines flight taking off from Nashville International Airport noticed a significant amount of snow and ice on the plane’s wing as the aircraft was approaching the runway, One Mile At a Time reports.
The flight reportedly returned to the gate where it was discovered that approximately a foot of snow and ice had not been cleared from the plane’s wing …
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The note regarding this incident
“Greetings Air Safety Organization and ALPA Safety Council,
“Earlier this week during the massive snowstorm throughout the Central and Eastern States, we had a DEICE incident that could have led to a catastrophic outcome.
“We (FFT) had an aircraft request and receive type 1 and type 4 deicing. The Vendor (Trego Dugan) stated to our flight deck crew that the aircraft was deiced and clear of contaminants.
“Upon reaching the runway, and preparing for departure, an alarmed flight attendant called the flight deck stating that the wings were covered with snow and ice still. The flight crew visually inspected and returned to the gate.
“Both wings had about a foot of snow and ice still covering the wings with some fluid sprayed throughout the wing area. We found out the vendor was running low on fluid. They have since been terminated from our operations.
“We are letting everyone know, as a safety precaution, about our experience with Trego Dugan Deice in BNA.”