Thursday, February 16, 2012

Causes of Fly Montserrat mishap revealed: Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander, VP-MNI.

A report on the findings of a mishap involving a Fly Montserrat aircraft at the John A. Osborne Airport in April last year has revealed that trapped air in the right brake hydraulic lines led to the incident.

The Fly Montserrat aircraft veered off the runway and ended up in the embankment on the North Eastern side of the runway at the John A Osborne airport in April 2011.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch AAIB report says that on landing, the aircraft suffered a loss of right braking and, in order to avoid the steep drop at the end of the runway, the pilot elected to use the left brake to steer the aircraft into the grass where it hit the raised embankment.

A Government House press release says the full report into the incident at the John A Osborne Airport on May 22nd 2011 will be issued in due course and made available to the general public.


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