Narrative:The aircraft was landing at Guernsey at the end of a two-sector cargo service from Coventry and Jersey. The Category I ILS approach on runway 27 at Guernsey was flown in weather conditions that were poor but acceptable for making the approach and there was ample fuel on board for a diversion. The aircraft was seen to touch down between 400 and 550 metres from the 'stop' end of the runway and overran by some 145 metres onto the grass beyond
the paved surface. There were no injuries.
The investigation identified the following causal factors:
(i) The flight crew did not comply with the Standard Operating Procedures for a Category I ILS.
(ii) The commanderís decision to land or go around was delayed significantly beyond the intersection of the Decision Altitude and the ILS glideslope.
(iii) After landing, the crew did not immediately apply maximum braking or withdraw the flight fine pitch stops, as advised in the Operations Manual.
(iv) The operatorís training staff lacked knowledge of the Standard Operating Procedures.
(i) Close monitoring by the CAA had not revealed the depth of the lack of knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures within the operatorís flight operations department until after this incident.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Coventry-Baginton Airport to Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands as the crow flies is 333 km (208 miles).