AAIB investigation to BD-700-1A10 Global 6000, EC-LTF
Right wing touched runway while landing, Prestwick Airport, Scotland 6 March 2014.
The right wing touched the runway while landing at night in a crosswind. The technique employed during the landing was different from that recommended in training material published by the manufacturer. Furthermore, the information in the training material about crosswind landings, and data on reduced wingtip clearance with increasing pitch attitude, had not been incorporated into the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM ) or the Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM).
The pilot flying (PF) was looking through a Head-Up Display (HUD) and his view of the runway may have been impeded because the symbols on the HUD screen were set too bright. While the investigation was underway, another operator’s Global 6000 (CS-GLB) struck a wingtip during a night-time, crosswind landing at Luton Airport. The landing technique employed on CS-GLB shared certain similarities with EC-LTF.
Following these two accidents several safety actions were taken, including amendment of the FCOM to include the Manufacturer’s recommended technique when landing with a crosswind.
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 6 March 2014