Nottingham East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, England
Type of flight:
Whilst turning to intercept the ILS localiser in turbulent weather conditions, the aircraft was given instructions to both descend and decelerate so the handling pilot extended the speedbrakes. The turbulence and later deployment of Flap 2 during the turn, whilst the speedbrakes were extended, resulted in activation of the aircraft's stick shaker stall warning device. In an attempt to recover, engine thrust was increased above go-around power but the aircraft pitched down and continued to descend. The descent was arrested after a warning from the flight engineer and resulted in the speedbrakes being retracted. The aircraft was then climbed and given further vectors to re-establish on the ILS for an uneventful landing. At its lowest point, the aircraft had descended to 1,100 feet QNH (800 feet above airfield level) and a Ground Proximity Warning had been triggered during the descent.