• Brake confusion leads to aircraft mishap at Bristol Airport

    6 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    A report has revealed that an aircraft mishap which disrupted the Christmas getaway for thousands of people had landed with its parking brake on.
    The fateful BMI flight skidded off the runway while landing at Bristol Airport on 22 December, 2017, and came to a halt after travelling 120 metres along the grass.
    No one was hurt, but some 70 flights were cancelled or diverted. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the pilot lost control because the emergency brake had been set instead of the speed brake.
    During the approach to Bristol the pilot said he decided to deploy the speed brake...
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