IFL CVLT at Grand Cayman on Jan 27th 2015, runway excursion on landing
Last Update: April 9, 2015 / 13:32:42 GMT/Zulu time
The airport was closed for about 2.5 hours as result until the aircraft was towed to the apron.
Cayman Airways and Cayman Government Information Services reported the crew experienced a nose wheel steering problem causing the aircraft to veer off the runway. There were no injuries and no damage.
On Apr 9th 2015 Great Britain's AAIB released their bulletin reporting that the aircraft was on approach to Grand Cayman when the crew noticed the hydraulic system fluid contents were low and delayed the landing. After working the related checklists the crew commenced the approach and touched down on runway 26. During the final stages the crew sensed they had lost braking and there was no response from the nose wheel steering. The crew lost directional control, the aircraft veered to the right and came to a stop about 150 feet off the runway center line in approximately right angle to the center line in grass.
The investigation found that the right main gear actuator was leaking. The AAIB reported: "Operation of the Bypass selector in accordance with the checklist meant that nosewheel steering was no longer available and probably the remaining hydraulic fluid was exhausted by the partially successful attempt to lower the flaps. This left only the hydraulic accumulator and the emergency pneumatic pressure bottle to operate the brakes. However, it was found that a valve forming part of the anti-skid control box was defective. It was reported that this defect had the effect of inhibiting operation of the brakes when either the accumulator or emergency pneumatic systems were used to operate them."
The investigation is continuing.
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