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Tui runway excursion at Leeds Bradford 20/10/23

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Tui runway excursion at Leeds Bradford 20/10/23

Old 4th Dec 2023, 12:35
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Originally Posted by MAC 40612
One thing that has not been mentioned anywhere in the thread [that I've noticed anyway] is that the 'crash recovery team' of ground engineers that facilitated getting this aircraft out at LBA were a British Airways team of crash recovery engineers that had travelled up from London on the day of the incident by road with the required equipment to get the aircraft out.
Well done to that team for such a very good job done so quickly in clearly difficult conditions. That the aeroplane flew, 10 days later, across Europe (reported at FL400+ and 400+somethingKts groundspeed) shows how carefully it had been done. I landed there twice a little over 24hrs after that unfortunate incident and the fact that there were very few physical signs of it shows what a very good job was done by all involved.

(I hope that all involved in the incident are doing OK.)
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 16:00
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Originally Posted by Doors to Automatic
Does anyone heard anything about what actually happened? Was it a mechanical failure causing loss of directional control at the end of the landing run?
Almost certainly a wind gust that turned the a/c into a weather vane.

ISTR an Aer Lingus Fokker 50 going off piste at LBA in similar conditions aeons ago. Taxiing for take off via the N/S taxiway on the line of the old 01/19 runway when it weathercocked into wind.
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