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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180222
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Aer Lingus Regional, opb Aer Arann
Registration: EI-REL
MSN: 748
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Cork Airport (EICK) -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manchester, UK (EGCC)
Destination airport:Cork Airport (EICK)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The aircraft, which was on a scheduled passenger flight, carried out a go-around from its first approach to runway (RWY) 25 at Cork Airport (EICK) in stormy weather, due to a significant increase in indicated airspeed on short final. The aircraft then positioned under radar control for a second approach to the same runway. Its track brought it south of EICK, close to the coast and at times over the sea. During this time, a thick layer of sea salt formed on the front windscreens, obscuring the Flight Crew’s forward visibility. As it was not possible to acquire the necessary visual references for landing, a second go-around was flown. The Flight Crew flew the aircraft to areas of shower activity and a small portion of the Commander’s windscreen was cleared. A third approach was flown to a successful landing.


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


Photo of EI-REL courtesy

Birmingham - International (EGBB / BHX)
8 September 2016; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

06-Oct-2015 19:50 harro Added
02-Jan-2021 09:26 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Accident report]

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