AAIB investigation to Airbus A319-111, G-EZDN

Disorientation during a night visual approach, Bristol Airport, 13 May 2015.


During a manually flown night visual approach to Runway 27 at Bristol Airport the pilots became disorientated and, at an altitude of 1,200 ft the aircraft, flew across a ridgeline south of the city of Bristol. The crew realised that they had lost positional awareness and conducted a go-around. The radio altimeter showed the aircraft had descended to 488 ft agl. The aircraft landed safely from its subsequent approach.

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Airbus A319-111, G-EZDN 12-15

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Published 10 December 2015