Event Details

Title:Runway overrun, Serious Incident, 02 April 1998 at Braunschweig involving a Dassault Falcon 20
Micro summary:This Dassault Falcon 20 landed long.
Event Time:1998-04-02 at 1655 UTC
File Name:1998-04-02-DE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation (BFU)
Publishing Country:Germany
Report number:EX005-0/98
Site of event:Landing, runway 26, Braunschweig
Departure:Pamplona Airport, Pamplona, Spain
Destination:Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Regional Airport, Braunschweig, Germany
Airplane Type(s):Dassault Falcon 20
Flight Phase:Landing
Type of flight:Corporate
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:Unknown
Executive Summary:On an IFR flight from Pamplona (LEPP, Spain, time of departure 14:47 hrs UTC) the aircraft was in an approach to Braunschweig Airport (EDVE) guided by Hannover RADAR. Then by RADAR the aircraft had been cleared for an LLZ-DME approach RWY 26 and finally after stabilization on the Localizer RWY 26 the crew had been requested to contact Braunschweig Tower (TWR) for the purpose of landing. With the subsequent landing clearance pressure QNH 1002 hPa and wind 140/2 kt were notified. Due to the increasing twilight and the overall hazy visual conditions (ground visibility 6 km), the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) had already been switched on. At approximately 16:55 hrs UTC the aircraft touched down on RWY 26 about 280-330 m behind the threshold 26 (THR 26). After normal deceleration at first, the aircraft could not been decelerated enough. When the crew tried to leave the runway via the last taxiway (TWY C), the aircraft overshot RWY 26 after about 1080 m to the left slightly sideslipping and stopped after about 20 m in the adjoining soft ground of the safety strip. There were no injuries to persons nor damage to the aircraft.

The serious incident was attributed to the fact that because of too high approach speed the landing had not been discontinued. A contributing factor was the touchdown which was relatively late under these special circumstances, so that in conjunction with the humid runway the deceleration of the aircraft had not been sufficient to stop it in time. For this landing possibly nobody had expected a runway detracted from humidity.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Braking Issues (General)
Operations - Runway Excursion
Operations - Unstabilized Approach
Systems - Landing Gear


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