• Major updates to Logbook Pro for Android and APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook for 117 are now available. Minor update for Logbook Pro on iOS devices. Click to learn more: APDL 11, Logbook Pro for Android, Logbook Pro for iOS. Update your devices today.

Jets within seconds of collision after pilot's error

DUBLINFLYER

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Posts
395
Total Time
5000
Jets within seconds of collision after pilot's error

By Paul Melia


Saturday November 12 2011

TWO aircraft carrying hundreds of passengers were within seconds of colliding on the main runway at Dublin Airport last year.
A Turkish Airlines plane came within 200 feet of colliding with a Germanwings passenger jet trying to land after it taxied onto the runway without permission.
The inbound aircraft was less than half-a-mile from touchdown when the pilot was forced to abort his landing. The crew of the Turkish jet has been blamed for not complying with instructions from air traffic control.
The incident happened at Dublin Airport on October 16 last year but only came to light in a report from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) published yesterday.
It found that the pilot of the Turkish aircraft, a Boeing 737 carrying 99 passengers and six crew, had been instructed at 10.26am to taxi from the parking area to a point just short of the runway.
But it continued on to the runway just 10 seconds before the Germanwings plane was due to land, forcing the pilot to abort his landing.
Seconds before impact, the Germanwings pilot told Air Traffic Control: "We're going around, there's (an aircraft) entering the runway." Weather conditions were good and the planes passed within 144 feet of each other. The Germanwings Airbus 319 had 125 passengers and five crew.
The Turkish Airlines pilot told investigators that he was conducting "mandatory head-down tasks", meaning he was not looking out the windscreen as he taxied to the runway.
This resulted in him missing an important marker which would have indicated the stopping point. The pilot apologised to air traffic controllers for the "inconvenience".
The AAIU said it had written to Turkish Airlines recommending that pilots look out the windscreen while taxiing.
Dublin Airport has made changes to the documentation it supplies to air crews to warn them of the potential dangers of entering active runways.
- Paul Melia
Irish Independent
 

crxpilot

Waaasssuuuupppppp!!!!!
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
719
Total Time
14,000
Jets within seconds of collision after pilot's error

By Paul Melia


Saturday November 12 2011

TWO aircraft carrying hundreds of passengers were within seconds of colliding on the main runway at Dublin Airport last year.
A Turkish Airlines plane came within 200 feet of colliding with a Germanwings passenger jet trying to land after it taxied onto the runway without permission.
The inbound aircraft was less than half-a-mile from touchdown when the pilot was forced to abort his landing. The crew of the Turkish jet has been blamed for not complying with instructions from air traffic control.
The incident happened at Dublin Airport on October 16 last year but only came to light in a report from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) published yesterday.
It found that the pilot of the Turkish aircraft, a Boeing 737 carrying 99 passengers and six crew, had been instructed at 10.26am to taxi from the parking area to a point just short of the runway.
But it continued on to the runway just 10 seconds before the Germanwings plane was due to land, forcing the pilot to abort his landing.
Seconds before impact, the Germanwings pilot told Air Traffic Control: "We're going around, there's (an aircraft) entering the runway." Weather conditions were good and the planes passed within 144 feet of each other. The Germanwings Airbus 319 had 125 passengers and five crew.
The Turkish Airlines pilot told investigators that he was conducting "mandatory head-down tasks", meaning he was not looking out the windscreen as he taxied to the runway.
This resulted in him missing an important marker which would have indicated the stopping point. The pilot apologised to air traffic controllers for the "inconvenience".
The AAIU said it had written to Turkish Airlines recommending that pilots look out the windscreen while taxiing.
Dublin Airport has made changes to the documentation it supplies to air crews to warn them of the potential dangers of entering active runways.
- Paul Melia
Irish Independent


Gee,,,,,,ya think?! :eek:
 

flythere

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 11, 2002
Posts
481
Total Time
11,000
Isn't this the same outfit that stalled that -800 on short final? They had the #1 radio altimeter fail, which is tied to the auto-throttle system. Airplane stalled on short final, on the voice recorder the crew is overheard talking and not paying attention!

Book me a one-way ticket on those guys!!!
 

MD11Drvr

Still Learning
Joined
Apr 21, 2005
Posts
398
Total Time
Enough
I have to Fly TK way more often than I like (in fact later today) and those SOB's scare me. I had one pass 500 feet overhead in a descent because he screwed up the descent clearance but since it was in Ankara airspace it was no harm no foul. We were watching him on TCAS and it was clear night but since they were talking turkish to the ATC we could not tell what they were doing. I do not enjoy riding in the back of their flights being more aware than the average pax.
 

Flyer1015

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Posts
4,502
Total Time
Moola
Isn't this the same outfit that stalled that -800 on short final? They had the #1 radio altimeter fail, which is tied to the auto-throttle system. Airplane stalled on short final, on the voice recorder the crew is overheard talking and not paying attention!

Book me a one-way ticket on those guys!!!

Yeah, because American carriers have never *****d up an approach to landing with similar fatalities?
 

Latest posts

Top