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A320 misses runway

Old 16th Nov 2019, 18:26
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Originally Posted by krismiler
Definitely hear the sound of the autopilot disconnecting so we can discount the idea of an auto land gone wrong due to localiser interference. The visibility at the beginning doesn't look that bad but appears to deteriorate fairly rapidly as they get closer in. I would say they lost visual reference in the last few seconds and drifted off the center line without realising it until they were in the grass. The runway is 45m wide so a drift of a little over 20m will have you departing the pavement. This wouldn't be too difficult if both heads were looking out trying to acquire the runway and no one was monitoring the instruments. Slant range effect may also have paid a part.
But of course if that is what happened then they shouldn’t have been looking out to acquire the runway... they should had been back up up and away...
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 07:35
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I've landed on this runway, off this approach, hundreds of times.
The weather is very predictable at this time of year. Foggy every morning, 99% using 09, always sunny by 9 o'clock.
People need to remember, this is India. It's not first world.
The standard of flying is, let's be kind, variable.
For most of this video, there was nobody flying this aeroplane. And they were so far from the runway when they touched down, they must have forgotten where it was. Any further over and they'd have been on the taxiway.
Further, these GTF motors might be fuel efficient, but during a go around one has to fight the urge to get outside and push....
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