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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167865
Last updated: 15 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:Monarch Airlines
Registration: G-OZBY
C/n / msn: 1320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Prestwick Airport, Prestwick, South Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Prestwick, Ayrshire (PIK/EGPK)
Destination airport:Prestwick, Ayrshire (PIK/EGPK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft was being operated on a flight crew ‘base training’ detail. While taking off after a touch-and-go landing, a takeoff configuration warning was generated. The commander rejected the takeoff and brought the aircraft to a halt on the remainder of the runway. The nose landing gear sustained some damage as the aircraft de-rotated on to the nosewheel during the manoeuvre. The crew did not consider the touchdown on the nose landing gear to be excessive and were not aware of the damage.

After a short delay, the training detail was continued. On the subsequent takeoff, with the co-pilot as PF, an ECAM message, l/g shock absorber fault was generated. This meant that the landing gear could not be retracted and that the autopilot and autothrust were unusable. During the climbout the aircraft started to descend so the commander took control and resumed the climb to circuit altitude.

After considering the status of the aircraft, the commander cancelled the training detail and the aircraft was diverted to a maintenance base.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of G-OZBY courtesy

Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
12 January 2014; (c) Günter Schütze

Revision history:

11-Jul-2014 10:12 harro Added
18-Dec-2014 15:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]

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