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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145487
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-132
Registration: D-AGWJ
MSN: 3375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 130
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Köln/Bonn-Konrad Adenauer Airport (CGN/EDDK)
Destination airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW)
On 16 October 2010 a THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft (TC-JGG) taxied onto the active runway 28 at Dublin Airport (DUB), Ireland. At the same time a Germanwings Airbus A319 aircraft (D-AGWJ) was on short final approach to land on the same runway. Dublin ATC had cleared TC-JGG to taxi in preparation for subsequent departure from runway 28 and the aircraft was instructed to hold short of the runway. D-AGWJ had been cleared to land. The crew of the landing aircraft observed TC-JGG approaching the runway and initiated a go-around manoeuvre. Simultaneously ATC issued a go-around instruction. D-AGWJ descended to a height of less than 200 ft above the ground, less than 0.4 nautical miles (nm) from its touchdown point, before it climbed away.

The AAIU established the following Probable Cause:
The crew of TC-JGG did not comply with their taxi clearance limit as issued by ATC, and the aircraft entered an active runway without permission.

Contributory Factors:

Distraction of the crew of TC-JGG during the taxi by head-down cockpit tasks. The Operator’s Operations Manual states that, while taxiing, “both pilots must be very careful about the environment”.
Misinterpretation by the crew of TC-JGG of a statement concerning a further holding position in their Jeppesen Manual.
The absence of a verbal cross-check procedure for runway entry in the Operations Manual of TC-JGG.



Photo of D-AGWJ courtesy

Palma de Mallorca (LEPA / LESJ / PMI)
27 August 2021; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

07-May-2012 12:49 ryan Added
07-May-2012 12:52 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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