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AAIB report: EMB-145EP, G-SAJK and Cessna P210N pressurized Centurion G-CDMH, fallen towbar

While landing, an Embraer 145 ran over a general aviation towbar that had been dropped on the runway, 7th August 2019.

G-SAJK and G-CDMH Fig 1

An Embraer 145 landing at London Southend Airport ran over a general aviation towbar which had been dropped on the runway. No damage was caused to the aircraft.

The investigation found that the towbar had fallen from a Cessna 210 which had departed Southend Airport 30 minutes before with the towbar inadvertently attached. The towbar was inconspicuous because it did not have any reflective or other high visibility markings.

One Safety Recommendation has been made to the CAA to improve the visibility of general aviation ground equipment.

Read the report.

Published 23 January 2020