AAIB investigation to Airbus A320-214, EI-EZV (Correction)

Hard landing, London Heathrow Airport, 16 January 2014.


The aircraft was in the final stages of an ILS approach to land. The thrust was reduced at the normal flare height but there was no reduction in the rate of descent and the aircraft landed heavily. The FDR data showed evidence of over-controlling in pitch with a late increase in pitch attitude which had no effect on the rate of descent.

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Airbus A320-214 EI-EZV Correction 07-14.pdf (169.09 kb)

Published 10 December 2014