SEAir D328 at Manila on Aug 23rd 2009, veered off runway on landing

Last Update: September 19, 2015 / 16:42:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2009

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DG-024

Aircraft Registration
RP-C6328

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 328

ICAO Type Designator
D328

Airport ICAO Code
RPLL

A SEAir South East Asian Dornier Do-328-100, registration RP-C6328 performing flight DG-024 from Caticlan to Manila (Philippines) with 32 passengers and 3 crew, veered right off runway 13 while landing at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 12:33 local (04:33Z) and stopped on soft ground abeam taxiways N4/D3 and before taxiway P to terminal 2. No injuries occured.

The airport reported, that the airplane swerved out of control and came to a stop on a grassy area at runway marker 4. Emergency services responded, no injuries occured. The passengers were bussed to the terminal.

The airline reported, that the airplane had landed and slowed normally and was about to taxi off the runway, when the airplane caught a gust causing it to veer off the runway ending up on soft ground.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) released their executive summary of the final report concluding the probable causes of the incident were:

The Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board determine that the probable cause of this incident was the uneven traction of the nose wheel tires on the ground because of the difference in height, contributed by the cross tail wind which was quite substantial at the time of the incident. (Weather vaning into the wind).

Another contributory factor is the incorrect pilot technique used when the aircraft started to veer to the right by applying left rudder instead of differential braking to realign the aircraft to the runway.

The CAAP reported that the captain was pilot flying, the first officer pilot monitoring when they conducted a visual approach to runway 13, touched down smoothly but began to veer right about 6 seconds after touch down, departing the paved surface of the runway, the nose wheel collided with a runway light. No emergency evacuation was necessary, all occupants disembarked through the main door, there were no injuries.

Main safety recommendations issued were to the pilot flying:

- To anticipate the effect of cross tail wind specially during landing roll (weather vaning to the wind).
- To exercise the use of differential braking particularly on speed below 60 knots to control the swerve during landing roll.

and to the operator's maintenance provider:

- To ensure that tires being installed in the aircraft landing gears are all identical and in acceptable conditions.

Metars:
RPLL 230600Z 27011KT 9999 FEW025 31/28 Q1006 NOSIG RMK A2971
RPLL 230500Z 27012KT 9999 FEW025 31/28 Q1007 NOSIG RMK A2974
RPLL 230400Z 29008KT 9999 FEW025 31/28 Q1008 NOSIG RMK A2977
RPLL 230300Z 27006KT 9999 FEW025 31/28 Q1008 NOSIG RMK A2977
RPLL 230200Z 28008KT 9999 FEW025 SCT300 30/27 Q1008 NOSIG RMK A2977
RPLL 230100Z 30006KT 9999 FEW025 SCT300 29/28 Q1009 NOSIG RMK A2980
RPLL 230000Z 31001KT 9999 FEW025 SCT300 29/28 Q1009 NOSIG RMK A2980
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 23, 2009

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DG-024

Aircraft Registration
RP-C6328

Aircraft Type
DORNIER 328

ICAO Type Designator
D328

Airport ICAO Code
RPLL

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