Special Bulletin S2/2011 - Britten-Norman BN2A-26 Islander, VP-MON
While attempting to land on Runway 28 the aircraft skidded after the commander applied the brakes. As a result the commander performed a touch-and-go and positioned for another approach to Runway 28. On landing after the second approach the aircraft skidded again when brakes were applied, and the commander continued with the landing roll. However, believing there was insufficient runway ahead in which to stop the aircraft the commander steered the aircraft onto the grass verge in an attempt to stop it before the end of the prepared surface. The aircraft came to rest beside the runway, 46 m from its end. There were no injuries to the passengers and no damage to the aircraft. This was the commander’s first landing on Runway 28. A previous serious landing incident at John A Osborne airport, involving the same operator, is also being investigated by the AAIB, which is responsible for investigating accidents and serious incidents that occur in the UK Overseas Territories. As a result of initial investigations three safety recommendations have been made. All times in this special bulletin are UTC. Local time in Montserrat is 4 hours behind UTC.