Airbus A319-111, G-EZFV
The flight crew carried out a manually flown ILS approach to Runway 26 at London Luton Airport. Shortly before touchdown, both pilots sensed the aircraft was sinking and a go-around was initiated. The aircraft made firm contact with the runway before starting to climb. The normal acceleration recorded at touchdown was 2.99g, which is classified as a Severe Hard Landing. The subsequent landing was uneventful. All three landing gear legs exceeded their maximum certified loads and were replaced; there was no other damage to the aircraft.
Airbus A319-111 G-EZFV 01-13.pdf (339.26 kb)