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Crew unaware of wind changes: MD-90 suffers runway excursion in Taiwan
6 May 2012

Crew unaware of wind changes: MD-90 suffers runway excursion in Taiwan

6 May 2012

Investigators from the Aviation Safety Council (ASC) of Taiwan concluded that a sudden change in wind speed caused an MD-90 passenger plane to suffer a runway excursion incident in May 2011.

Lack of rules requiring dissemination of wind condition data and pilot’s insufficient rudder control cited as probable cause of 2008 Denver runway accident

14 July 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the 2008 Continental Airlines flight 1404 runway excursion accident was the captain’s cessation of rudder input, which was needed to maintain directional control of the airplane, about 4 seconds before the aircraft departed the runway, when the airplane encountered a strong and gusty […]

BFU: Final report on A320 crosswind landing mishap

4 March 2010

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) released the final report 5X003-0/08 of their investigation into a serious incident involving an Airbus A320 at Hamburg Airport in March 2008.  The left wing of the A320 had made contact with the ground during an attempted cross-wind landing. Because of the weather associated with hurricane […]