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AAIUI publishes report into 2016 incident at Donegal Airport

AAIUI publishes report into 2016 incident at Donegal Airport

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland has found that a narrow runway and the susceptibility of high-wing aircraft to control difficulties during the landing roll in crosswind conditions were contributory causes of a plane veering off the runway at Donegal Airport.However, the AAIUI has found that strong gusting cross-winds was the probable cause.The aircraft was landing at Donegal Airport in strong winds following a scheduled passenger flight from Dublin Airport at 7:15pm on September 7th 2016.During the landing roll, after touching down on the runway, the aircraft veered to the left onto grass adjacent to the runway.The pilot then steered the aircraft back onto the runway, bringing it to a halt and following a brief discussion between the crew, it was decided to continue to taxi to the parking stand.There were no injuries reported and the aircraft was undamaged.The report says during an update on weather conditions while cruising they were deemed suitable for landing but an additional item for consideration was the wind conditions at the airfield.Wind velocity was checked to ensure it was within cross-wind limitations.The report found that the probable cause of the aircraft veering off the runway to be a strong gusting crosswind.Meanwhile, a narrow runway of 30m in width and the susceptibility of high-wing aircraft to control difficulties during the landing roll in cross-wind conditions were found to be contributory causes.http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202018-012.pdf Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCalls for road improvements following creamery expansion confirmationNext articleIrish Water urges customers in Donegal to continue conserving News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – July 19, 2018 Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AAIUI publishes report into 2016 incident at Donegal Airport Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more