AAIB investigation to BN2A Mk III-2 Trislander, G-RLON

Damage to runway edge light, Alderney Airport, Channel Islands, 10 November 2016

Summary:

While vacating Runway 26 at Alderney Airport following a rejected takeoff, G-RLON trampled a runway edge light. The pilot reported that he was made aware of the damage to the light but, because he could see no corresponding damage to his aircraft, particularly to the tyres, he decided to continue with the flight. After the aircraft took off, the Airport Fire Service found a “gouge” on the grass which, it was thought, might have been caused by a flat tyre. ATC relayed this information to the pilot who decided to fly past the ATC tower at Guernsey Airport for a visual inspection. No damage was seen during this inspection and the pilot landed without further incident. The pilot reported that, following the flight, engineers inspected the aircraft and found nothing which they considered to have been caused by the incident before departure.

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