Event Details

Title:Ground collision, Incident of the aircraft Airbus A-340-313, registered EC-GPB, at Salamanca Airport on 8 November 2002
Micro summary:A340 strikes electrical equipment while landing, thus triggering a missed approach and eventual successful landing.
Event Time:2002-11-08 at 1401 UTC
File Name:2002-11-08-ES.pdf
Publishing Agency:Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC)
Publishing Country:Spain
Report number:IN-076/2002
Site of event:Landing, Madrid-Barajas Airport
Departure:Salamanca Airport, Salamanca, Spain
Destination:Madrid Barajas International Airport, Madrid, Spain
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A340-313
Flight Phase:Landing
Type of flight:Engineering Test Flight
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:During a maintenance test flight, while distracted by and avoiding a flock of birds, an A340 struck equipment while landing at Salamanca. After going airborne again, the airplane did a fly-past and eventually landed successfully at Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Learning Keywords:Operations - Birdstrike
Operations - In-flight Collision with Ground Structure


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