Dornier 328-100, G-BWIR, 20 February 2005
Dornier 328-100, G-BWIR
Shortly after touchdown at London City Airport (LCY), the aircraft veered to the right and departed the runway before the flight crew were able to bring it under directional control. The investigation revealed that a combination of crosswind and asymmetric reverse thrust caused the initial divergence. Because the aircraft was held in a slightly more nose-up attitude than normal, the nose wheel steering (NWS) system did not become enabled. The consequent unavailability of nose wheel steering resulted in the crew not acquiring directional control immediately. Directional control was only gained after the aircraft had departed the runway when differential braking and asymmetric reverse thrust were applied.
Dornier 328-100, G-BWIR 2-06.pdf (546.93 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 20 February 2005