Final Report A320 (a6-EIT) Calicut India, 20 June 2019

Final Report A320 (a6-EIT) Calicut India, 20 June 2019

Publication info
Author
GCAA (UAE)
Category
Human Factors Runway Excursion Weather
Date of publication
04/08/2020
Date for review
02/02/2022

On 20 June 2019, an Airbus A320 about to touchdown at night at Calicut drifted to the right once over the runway when the rain intensity suddenly increased and briefly left the runway before regaining it and completing the landing and taxi in. Runway edge lighting and the two main gear tyres were damaged. The Investigation attributed the excursion to loss of enough visual reference to maintain the centreline until touchdown followed by late recognition of the deviation and delayed response to it. The visibility reduction was considered to have created circumstances in which a go-around would have been advisable.

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