Swiss Airlines Airbus A320
Swiss Airlines Airbus A320 © Anton Bannikov

A Swiss Airlines Airbus A320 and an inspection vehicle at Zurich Airport were involved in a close call, according to reports. The incident occurred during takeoff, as the aircraft was taxiing on the runway. The vehicle, which was conducting inspection work on the runway, reportedly crossed the runway without clearance, leading to an incredibly close call.

Aerial view of Zurich Airport
Aerial view of Zurich Airport © Wikimedia

Thankfully, the crew of the Airbus A320 aircraft narrowly avoided colliding with the inspection vehicle. There were no reported injuries to any passengers or crew members on board the aircraft.

This incident underscores the importance of safety protocols and procedures in aviation, particularly on runways. While the incident was resolved without any injuries or damage, it serves as a reminder of the potential hazards and risks that can arise during air travel. The aviation industry will need to remain vigilant and proactive in addressing safety concerns to continue ensuring the safety of passengers and crew members.

Airbus A320 HB-IOK of Swiss International Air Lines at ZRH
Swiss served over 22 million passengers in 2022 © Anidaat

About Swiss Air

Swiss Air, also known as Swiss International Air Lines, is the flag carrier airline of Switzerland and one of the most well-known in the entire world. The airline was founded in 2002 after the bankruptcy of Swissair, the former national airline of Switzerland. Swiss Air operates flights to over 100 destinations in 50 countries worldwide, including both long-haul and short-haul routes.

The airline’s main hub is located at Zurich Airport, which serves as its primary gateway to Europe and the rest of the world. Swiss Air is a member of the Star Alliance, a global airline network comprising 26 airlines that collectively serve over 1,300 destinations worldwide.

Swiss Air is known for its high standards of service, punctuality, and reliability, and has won numerous awards for its customer service and onboard experience. The airline’s fleet consists of over 80 aircraft, including Airbus A220s, A320s, A330s, and Boeing 777s.