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Status: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 22 December 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-145EP (ERJ-145EP)
Operator:bmi regional
Registration: G-CKAG
MSN: 145118
First flight: 1998
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce AE3007A1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Bristol Airport (BRS) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD), United Kingdom
The flight crew were conducting an ILS Category II approach and landing on runway 27 at Bristol Airport. On touchdown they noticed that the aircraft de-rotated sharply. The pilot flying (PF) was unable to maintain directional control during the landing roll and the aircraft ran off the left side of the runway onto the grass. At some point during the landing the throttles were moved forward, reducing the rate of deceleration. As the aircraft left the paved surface the crew realised that the landing had been carried out with the Emergency/Parking brake set. The aircraft may have remained on the runway surface but for the addition of forward thrust during the landing roll.

Probable Cause:

The accident arose as a result of the inadvertent selection of the Emergency/Parking brake instead of the speed brake. The levers are of similar shape and sited close to each other but with a different appearance and mode of action. There is also a brake on indicator light. These risk controls proved ineffective in preventing the inadvertent selection of the Emergency/parking brake both on this occasion and on at least two previous occasions.
Once the parking brake had been set there were opportunities to detect and correct the error, but a busy flight deck environment together with a high workload contributed to it going unnoticed.
After touchdown, the aircraft may have remained on the runway surface but for the addition of forward thrust during the landing roll.
The manufacturer stated that it did not intend to conduct a system review relating to the parking brake status.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: EW/C2017/12/03
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Runway excursion (veer-off)


photo of Embraer-EMB-145EP-G-CKAG
accident date: 22-12-2017
type: Embraer EMB-145EP
registration: G-CKAG
photo of Embraer-EMB-145EP-G-CKAG

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 Frankfurt International Airport to Bristol Airport as the crow flies is 801 km (500 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions

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