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|On 3 February 2002, a Delta Airlines MD-11 encountered a sudden exceptional wind gust (43 kts) during the landing roll at Dublin, Ireland. The pilot was unable to maintain the directional control of the aircraft and a runway excursion to the side subsequently occurred.|
|Actual or Potential
|Runway Excursion, Weather|
|Flight Conditions||On Ground - Normal Visibility|
|Aircraft||MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-11|
|Operator||Delta Air Lines|
|Type of Flight||Public Transport (Passenger)|
|Intended Destination||Dublin Airport|
|Take off Commenced||Yes|
|Location - Airport|
|Tag(s)||Extra flight crew (no training)|
|Tag(s)||Overrun on Landing,|
Significant Crosswind Component,
Off side of Runway
|Tag(s)||Strong Surface Winds|
|Damage or injury||Yes|
|Injuries||None"None" is not in the list (Few occupants, Many occupants, Most or all occupants) of allowed values for the "Injuries" property.|
|Fatalities||None"None" is not in the list (Few occupants, Many occupants, Most or all occupants) of allowed values for the "Fatalities" property. ()|
|Causal Factor Group(s)|
On 3rd February 2002, a Delta Airlines MD-11 encountered a sudden exceptional wind gust (43 kts79.636 km/h <br />22.102 m/s <br />) during the landing roll at Dublin, Ireland. The pilot was unable to maintain the directional control of the aircraft and a runway excursion to the side subsequently occurred.
This is the synopsis from the official report into the incident published by the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit:
"During its landing rollout on RWY 28 at EIDW, the MD 11, registered N803DE (Delta 129) started to initially drift towards the right and then slowly to the left-hand side of the runway. Efforts by the Captain, the pilot-flying (PF), to counteract this drift through the application of full right rudder and right tiller failed, and the aircraft departed the paved surface into the prepared graded ground, which was rain soaked. The Captain chose not to evacuate the passengers and crew through the emergency escape slides, preferring instead to wait for outside assistance and disembarkation by mobile stairs. After approximately two hours, passengers and crew commenced disembarkation through the forward right-side (R2) cabin door and down the mobile stairs where they were immediately bussed to the terminal building. There were no reported injuries."
The Report states the cause of the accident to have been:
"The cause of the runway excursion was that the aircraft was subjected to an unexpected and sudden wind gust during the initial stages of the landing rollout, inducing a rate of yaw to the left, which could not be controlled by the pilot flying."
- For further information see the AAIU Ireland serious incident Report No: 2003/004