Dornier 328-100, TF-CSB
During a visual approach to Sumburgh Airport, the aircraft encountered worsening weather conditions and inadvertently flew into close proximity with the terrain. The crew were alerted to the situation by on-board equipment, but the commander did not respond to the ‘PULL UP’ warnings it generated. The approach was continued and a safe landing made at the airport. The investigation identified a number of organisational, training and human factors issues which contributed to the crew’s incorrect response to the situation. Two recommendations were made, concerning crew training and regulatory oversight of the aircraft operator.
Published 10 December 2014