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Birmingham Airport: Step ladder left on runway as planes land

Old 25th Feb 2021, 12:36
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AAIB Report - BHX - 3 aircraft avoid hitting ladder on runway

Full AAIB Report Here

Can't see this having been discussed here before but a serious incident and very interesting read. Seems like a close call for the 3 landing aircraft at BHX but very much avoidable after reading through the report.

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The first two aircraft reported that they might have seen something on the runway during landing but could not be certain that it was not paint markings. Having been informed of the reports of the two preceding aircraft, the third aircraft elected to land, following which the flight crew notified ATC that they had seen a ladder on the runway. The ladder had been on the runway for 37 minutes before it was retrieved by the airport safety team.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 14:30
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Birmingham Airport: Step ladder left on runway as planes land

Three passenger aircraft "narrowly missed" a step ladder that fell off the back of an airport maintenance truck and was left on the runway as they landed, an investigation has found.

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-56192863
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 15:06
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AAIB investigation report.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a...ingham-airport
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