The four Glasgow Airport theft incidents that have triggered air crash investigations since 2015

In September 2019, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) published an investigation report into an incident in which the co-pilot of an airliner on approach to Glasgow Airport suffered an anxiety attack and had to leave the cockpit.

The report is one of four that the AAIB has issued regarding incidents or accidents at Glasgow Airport since 2015.

Each year, the AAIB receives between 500 and 700 notifications of aviation accidents and incidents, and conducts more than 200 correspondence investigations each year – each report it publishes containing information to inform the aviation industry and the public general circumstances of accidents and incidents.

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Glasgow Live has obtained the four AAIB investigation reports that have been carried out into incidents or accidents at Glasgow Airport over the past six years – two of which were deemed “serious” by the AAIB. Take a look at the synopsis for each below:

Incorrect take-off performance – November 24, 2019

The serious incident involved a flight from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow, with 208 passengers and eight crew on board.

A summary of the incident reads: “During the take-off roll, the flight crew realized that the aircraft was not accelerating as expected. Just before V1, the captain applied full power. The aircraft took off and continued on its planned flight without further incident.

“The flight crew later discovered that they had entered an incorrect reduced thrust temperature into the flight management computer.

“The investigation found that the incorrect entry was likely the result of a distraction while entering data. The standard procedures and checks that followed did not detect the error.”

Co-pilot unfit on approach – September 30, 2018

The incident involved a flight to Glasgow Airport from Stansted Airport with 148 passengers and six crew on board.

A summary of the incident reads: “The co-pilot felt an anxiety which turned into a panic attack as he approached Glasgow. He was unable to continue flying the aircraft and left the cockpit. The anxiety was triggered by a go-around the day before and built up during his duty the next day.

“The captain, ATC and the cabin crew worked together to achieve a safe landing with one pilot and to obtain medical assistance for the co-pilot.

“Pilot peer support programs and employee assistance programs are now widely offered by operators. They provide the ability to confidently discuss any problem with a trained person. This can have an emotional well-being benefit and can provide a way to access additional assistance if needed. “

Engine hood loose uphill – July 20, 2016

The serious incident involved a flight from Glasgow Airport with 13 passengers and three crew on board.

A summary of the incident reads: “The plane took off from Glasgow Airport with an unsecured left engine cover. The captain noticed it during the climb and the plane returned to Glasgow, where he landed safely.

“After landing, it was discovered that the loose cowl had made contact with the rotating propeller. The operator determined that the technical staff member had been distracted during a maintenance task and had not secure the cover before shipping. “

Landing Tailstrike – July 19, 2015

The accident involved a flight from Glasgow Airport with 200 passengers and seven crew on board.

A summary of the incident reads: “The aircraft landed on runway 23 in Glasgow in calm weather conditions. During the flare, there was progressive continuous action on the aft side stick control, which was maintained after touchdown.

The aircraft rebounded slightly and the nose-up continued to increase, reaching a maximum recorded value of 9.5 ° on second touchdown. The aft fuselage and aft galley drain mast touched the surface of the aircraft. track.

The flight crew did not realize that there had been a tail stroke until after they arrived at the pit, when the damage was reported by a member of the ground crew. “

To read the incident reports in their entirety, visit the Air Accident Investigation Branch website. here

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