Event Details

Title:Flight Management Concerns, Ryanair Boeing 737-800, EI-CSA, July 21, 2004 (Recommended)
Micro summary:This Boeing 737-800 was operated in an unusual manner.
Event Time:2004-07-21 at 1340 UTC
File Name:2004-07-21-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:2005/018
Site of event:Approach to Skavsta Airport, Sweden
Departure:London Stansted Airport, Essex, England
Destination:Stockholm/Skavsta Airport, Sweden
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-800
Flight Phase:Approach
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger service between London Stansted Airport and Stockholm/Skavsta Airport, Sweden. From the passengers point of view the flight was uneventful. The Captain, who was the Pilot Flying (PF), reported that the aircraft was cleared by Air Traffic Control (ATC) for a visual approach to Runway (RWY) 08, where the weather conditions were good with visibility of more than 10 Kilometres, a light wind from the Southeast, and the runway was dry.

From the commencement of descent to touchdown, the aircraft was operated at times outside normal Operator and Manufacturerís parameters. While the landing was carried out with excessive speed and an incorrect flap configuration, the aircraft stopped within the landing distance available. The aircraft taxied to the ramp area where the passengers disembarked. The flight crew later completed the return leg to Stansted.

(b) Cause
This serious incident was precipitated by the temporary aberrant behaviour of the PF in disregarding the Operatorís SOPís/CRM requirements and compounded by the inability of the PNF to counteract this behaviour in the unusual circumstances of the approach to Skavsta.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Checklists/Procedures
Operations - Crew Resource Management
Operations - Unstabilized Approach
Close match:Late gear and flap selection, Boeing 767-200, N653US
Wheels-up Landing, Continental Airlines Flight 1943, Douglas DC-9, N10556, Houston, Texas February 19, 1996
Tailstrike on landing, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, HL-737, May 25, 1996


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