Event Details

Title:Runway overrun, Incident involving aircraft G-FLTA at Arvidsjaur airport, BD County, Sweden, on the 22nd of February 2002
Micro summary:Following touchdown in poor weather, this BAe 146 ran off the end of the runway.
Event Time:2002-02-22 at 1219 UTC
File Name:2002-02-22-SE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Swedish Accident Investigation Board (AIB)
Publishing Country:Sweden
Report number:RL 2003:08e
Site of event:Arvidsjaur airport, BD County, Sweden
Latitude/Longitude:65.35°N 019.16°E
Departure:Hannover/Langenhagen International Airport, Hanover, Germany
Destination:Arvidsjaur Airport, Arvidsjaur, Sweden
Airplane Type(s):BAe 146-200
Flight Phase:Landing
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The aircraft, a Bae 146-200, was to land at Arvidsjaur airport. Prior to the approach the pilots received the following weather information from the AFIS personnel in the tower: wind 190 degrees at 11 knots, gusting to 21 knots, visibility 10 kilometers in light snow, overcast clouds at 1,400 feet, temperature ?3 degrees, dew point ?6 degrees, QNH 964 and TL 65. Approximately ten minutes later, when the aircraft was 41 NM south of the airport, they received a wind report of 190 degrees at 13 knots with gusts to 22 knots and QNH 963. At this time they also received information that the runway was sanded, that patches of ice were present on the runway and that the braking coefficients were reported to be 49, 49, 48.

The first officer was flying the aircraft. His initial intention was to turn to the east from the northerly course towards the airport and subsequently perform a straight-in ILS to runway 30. After discussion between the pilots, the approach was instead performed as a right-hand procedure turn to the runway 30 ILS.

According to the pilots the approach and touchdown took place without problems. However, subsequent to the touchdown they felt that aircraft speed retardation was not normal despite hard braking. As the aircraft approached the end of the runway they were not able to prevent the aircraft from colliding with a runway threshold light and continuing off the runway.

SHK states in the investigation that, among other things, the prerequisites for landing were marginal and that deficiencies existed in the airline's operational routines and the pilots' preparations prior to the landing. The investigation also addresses the problem that in certain cases measured braking action does not always seem to be representative of the actual ability of the aircraft to decelerate with wheel braking and sees the need for further research within this area.

The incident was probably caused by the following contributory factors:

– The landing prerequisites were marginal.
– The touchdown speed was somewhat too high.
– The touchdown took place far down the runway.
– The initial wheel braking was applied moderately.
– The reduction of engine thrust after touchdown was delayed.
– The aircraft may have been affected after touchdown by strong wind gusts that temporarily increased the tailwind component.
– The actual braking action was probably worse than that which had been reported.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Runway Overrun
Operations - Slippery Runway, Taxiway, Apron
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