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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213228
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:20:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-300
Owner/operator:Aer Lingus Regional
Registration: EI-CBK
MSN: 199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Donegal Airport (CFN/EIDL) -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW)
Destination airport:Donegal Airport (CFN/EIDL)
Investigating agency: AAIU
The aircraft, an ATR 42-300, was landing at Donegal Airport (EIDL) in strong winds following a scheduled passenger flight from Dublin Airport (EIDW). During the landing roll, after the aircraft had touched down on the runway, it veered to the left and departed the tarmac surface onto the grass adjacent to the runway. The pilot steered the aircraft back onto the runway and came to a halt. Following a brief discussion between the crew, it was decided to continue to taxi the aircraft to the parking stand. The passengers disembarked normally.
There were no injuries reported to the Investigation and the aircraft was undamaged.

Probable Cause:
Runway excursion during the aircraft’s landing roll due to a strong gusting crosswind.
Contributory Cause:
1. A narrow runway of 30 m in width.
2. The susceptibility of high-wing aircraft to control difficulties during the landing roll in crosswind conditions.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of EI-CBK courtesy

Maastricht / Aachen (EHBK / MST)
11 May 2018; (c) Kjell

Revision history:

13-Jul-2018 20:07 harro Added

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