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Report: Serious runway excursion incident following unstabilized approach
10 January 2011

Report: Serious runway excursion incident following unstabilized approach

10 January 2011

The Dutch Safety Board published the final report of their investigation into a serious runway excursion incident involving a Fokker 50 in May, 2007. A VLM Airlines Fokker 50 made a flight from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Groningen-Eelde Airport (GRQ). The airplane was above the glideslope during the approach to runway 05. On finals the EGPWS sounded several […]

Report: Unstabilised approach causes Global Express runway excursion in Switzerland

4 October 2010

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) of Switzerland issued their final report of the investigation into the cause of a runway excursion accident involving a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express jet in February 2009, citing an unstabilized approach. A Bombardier BD-700-1A10, registration N906JW, operated on a private flight from Warsaw (EPWA), Poland to Samedan (LSZS), Switzerland. The […]

Airport safety recommendations after Indonesian B737 runway excursion accident

18 May 2010

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) issued their preliminary report regarding the runway excursion accident involving a Boeing 737. Seven safety recommendations were issued addressing various aspects of airport safety. On April 13, 2010 a Boeing 737-322 passenger plane, registered PK-MDE, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Manokwari-Rendani Airport (MKW/WASR), Indonesia. […]

Report: poor runway friction and aquaplaning caused E135 excursion

11 May 2010

The runway excursion accident involving an Airlink (South Africa) Embraer RJ135LR passenger jet in Decemer 2009 was caused by aquaplaning due to poor runway friction, according to the second interim report published by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). SA Airlink flight SA 8625 departed Cape Town International Airport (CPT) on a domestic scheduled […]

Unstable approach leads to NZ runway excursion involving Metro III

16 April 2010

A TAIC New Zealand incident investigation report indicates that an unstable night-time visual approach lead to a Metro III runway excursion at New Plymouth Aerodrome, New Zealand. On 30 March 2009 at 23:40, a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III air ambulance aeroplane, registered ZK-NSS, took off from Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA) on a night flight to […]

TSB Canada launches watchlist of safety issues

16 March 2010

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released a “Watchlist” that points to nine critical safety issues troubling Canada’s transportation system. The TSB Watchlist took shape after analysts found troubling patterns in their work. Three safety issues related to aviation: Problem: There is ongoing risk that aircraft may collide with vehicles or other aircraft on the ground […]