Event Details

Title:Encounter with digger on landing, B737-448, EI-BXC, 6 June 1998 at Cork Airport
Micro summary:During a low-visibility landing, this Boeing 737 had an encounter with a digger.
Event Time:1998-06-06 at 0525 UTC
File Name:1998-06-06-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:1999/004
Site of event:Cork runway 17
Departure:Faro Airport, Portugal
Destination:Cork International Airport, Cork, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-448
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Aer Lingus
Type of flight:Charter
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:During the landing roll a mechanical digger was observed by the crew to exit the runway on the right hand side approximately 250 feet in front of the aircraft. A van which was parked on the right hand side of the runway did not exit.

The aircraft was stopped short of the van using maximum reverse thrust and overriding the auto brake system to achieve greater braking than was available at the level 2 auto brake setting. It was also necessary for the aircraft to depart from the runway centreline.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Airspace - Air Traffic Control
Operations - Near-Ground Collision
Operations - Runway Incursion


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