STUDY OF AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT RELATED TO ASPHALT RUNWAY SKID RESISTANCE

On February 20, 1991, a brand-new British Aerospace BAE 146-200 aircraft, operated by a commercial airline, landed at Guardiamarina Airport in Port Williams, Chile. The aircraft landed under good weather conditions on an asphalt surface treatment runway and skidded more than 1,000 m into the Beagle Channel. It was a charter flight with 60 tourists on board; 40 survived. A long investigation provided evidence on why the aircraft skidded off the end of the runway. The main cause of the accident was determined to be the occurrence of viscous hydroplaning due to the fact that the landing strip along the center line of the runway did not possess either macro- or microtexture and was wet when the accident occurred.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 59-63
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309059089
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 26 1996 12:00AM