AAIB investigation to Airbus A320-233, SP-HAI
Taxiway excursion, Birmingham International Airport, 21 February 2016
Shortly after landing at Birmingham Airport, the aircraft failed to negotiate a 90° taxiway turn and ran on to the adjoining grass. The taxiway condition was damp and the aircraft had entered the turn above the maximum speed given in the relevant operating manuals. The nosewheels lost traction and skidded, causing the flight crew to lose full directional control of the aircraft.
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Published: 11 August 2016
Date of occurrence: 21 February 2016