Boeing 767-324, G-OOBK
The aircraft landed heavily on Runway 09 at Bristol Airport, having encountered rain, reduced visibility and turbulence during the approach. The de-rotation was rapid and damage occurred as a result of the force with which the nose landing gear met the runway. The investigation found that a high rate of hard landings on that runway had not been identified through flight data monitoring, and that training material produced by the manufacturer in response to previous, similar, events had not been presented to the flight crew. The cockpit voice recorder was not disabled after the accident and thus the recording was not available to investigators. A momentary longitudinal deceleration at touchdown was reported by the flight crew and recorded by the flight data recorder. Four Safety Recommendations were made.
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