GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25340 posts, RR: 54 Posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
I have read in other forums that sometime in the 1980s an L1011 TriStar ran off the runway at LBA? Is this true? Can anyone tell me how it happened and does anyone have pics or know where i can get info on the incident.
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G-BEAK From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
"On 27th May 1985, British Airtours TriStar G-BBAI overran the runway on landing at Leeds/Bradford Airport after a flight from Majorca. All the 416 passengers were rapidly evacuated, the TriStar suffering serious undercarriage damage, and the 160-tonne aircraft was recovered for repair within 48hr of the incident. The major recommendations to be made following the investigation of this incident was to improve the drainage of wet runways and to investigate landing performance on runways with a significant initial downslope."
(Modern Civil Aircraft:8 Lockheed TriStar, Philip J Birtles)