Crosswind training review follows West Atlantic ATR landing incident

West Atlantic is enhancing its crosswind training for pilots following an incident in which an ATR 72 turboprop suffered damage to its nosewheel while landing at East Midlands Airport.

The freighter, G-CLNK (c/n 147), was arriving from Jersey in light winds when it left the centreline and swerved across the paved surface before striking a runway edge light.


Incident background

According to a report from the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), the turboprop made a radar-vectored autopilot-coupled approach to Runway 09 under the command of the captain, an experienced pilot who had only recently completed their type conversion from the BAe ATP to the ATR. The reported wind at that time was 150 degrees at 10kts. 

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