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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Thursday 6 March 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLEX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000
Operator:TAG Aviation España
Registration: EC-LTF
MSN: 9464
First flight: 2011
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce BR700-710A2-20
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), United Kingdom
A Global 6000 corporate jet, EC-LTF, took off from Madrid-Barajas at 15:15 hrs for a flight to Prestwick Airport. A training captain, conducting annual line checks on the pilots, occupied the jump seat. The captain was Pilot Flying.
The flight proceeded without incident until the captain started the approach at night to runway 12 at Prestwick. The crosswind component was calculated being 11 knots. The right wing touched the runway on landing.
The technique employed during the landing was different from that recommended in training material published by the manufacturer. Furthermore, the information in the training material about crosswind landings, and data on reduced wingtip clearance with increasing pitch attitude, had not been incorporated into the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM ) or the Flight Crew
Operating Manual (FCOM).
The pilot flying (PF) was looking through a Head-Up Display (HUD) and his view of the runway may have been impeded because the symbols on the HUD screen were set too bright.

Probable Cause:

The report did not contain a probable cause statement.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 217 days (7 months)
Accident number: EW/C2014/03/01
Download report: Final report

Runway mishap

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Follow-up / safety actions
While the investigation was underway, another operator’s Global 6000 (CS-GLB) struck a wingtip during a night-time, crosswind landing at Luton Airport. The landing technique employed on CS-GLB shared certain similarities with EC-LTF.
Following these two accidents several safety actions were taken, including amendment of the FCOM to include the Manufacturer’s recommended technique when landing with a crosswind.


photo of Bombardier-Global-6000-EC-LTF
accident date: 06-03-2014
type: Bombardier Global 6000
registration: EC-LTF

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 Madrid-Barajas Airport to Glasgow-Prestwick Airport as the crow flies is 1660 km (1037 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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