Event Details

Title:Runway excursion involving an Aer Lingus Fokker 50, EI-FKD, at Cork Airport, Ireland, on October 29, 2000
Micro summary:Aquaplaning results in this F.50 leaving the runway.
Event Time:2000-10-29 at 1619
File Name:2000-10-29-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:2001/012
Site of event:Runway 17, Cork Airport
Departure:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Destination:Cork International Airport, Cork, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Fokker 50
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Aer Lingus
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The aircraft (EI-FKD) was on a scheduled flight from Dublin (EIDW) to EICK. The en-route segment of the flight was uneventful. A standard ILS approach was flown to runway (RWY) 17 at EICK. Shortly after landing, the aircraft weather-cocked right, into wind and drifted towards the right-hand side of RWY 17/35. The aircraft departed the right-hand side of the paved runway surface approximately 305 metres south of the intersection of both runways and continued on over soft ground for a further 195 metres, before finally coming to a stop. There were no injuries. The aircraft suffered some minor propeller and tyre damage. Some additional damage was caused to the runway infrastructure.

Directional control of the aircraft was lost as a result of aquaplaning, which was induced by the presence of standing water in the general area of the intersection.

The lack of a formalized procedure at Cork Airport to detect and report the presence of standing water on the runway.

Use of a landing roll out technique, which was inappropriate for crosswind, wet runway conditions.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Runway Excursion
Operations - Slippery Runway, Taxiway, Apron
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