Boeing 757-2T7, G-MONK
During an approach, in demanding weather conditions, the crew inadvertently left the speedbrakes deployed with the auto-throttle disengaged; the aircraft’s speed decayed until the stick shaker activated. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) actions for stick shaker activation were not completed properly and during the go-around the speedbrakes remained extended. Subsequently, the Flight Director Pitch Bars disappeared from the Primary Flying Displays (PFDs) and the commander became disorientated. He handed over control to the co-pilot and stowed the speedbrakes realising that they were still deployed. The crew subsequently completed an uneventful ILS and landed safely.
Published 10 December 2014