Reports and details of recent incidents - Airliner World May 2021
Three aircraft arriving at the UK’s Birmingham Airport narrowly avoided a stepladder that had fallen off a vehicle onto the runway at the West Midlands gateway, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reports. The incident, on the night of September 8, 2020 involved Ryanair and Jet2.com Boeing 737-800s and a TUI Airways 757-200.
The first of these aircraft, a Ryanair 737-800, EI-DPC (c/n 33604), was returning to the UK following a scheduled rotation to Malta as FR3902. Neither flight deck crew member reported seeing any object and vacated the runway as normal.