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Aer Arann plane at Manchester Airport
Aer Arann plane at Manchester Airport
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Passengers terrified as breaks fail on Aer Arann jet

Report reveals aircraft’s breaks failed.
Aug 16th 2010, 12:11 PM 346 0

AER ARANN passengers were terrified after a jet crashed out of control and intro runway gear at Manchester airport.

The plane which was flying in from Galway, suffered significant damage according to a new report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

The investigation found the plan moved between 10 and 14 metres beyond where it should have been. It only stopped after the pilot managed to shut its engines down.

None of the 33 passengers on board the plane suffered any injuries but emergency services were called to the scene last October.

Both pilots attempted to stop the aircraft by applying the toe brakes, without success.

‘Recognising that the aircraft was not under control, the commander gave an alert call to the cabin crew and instructed the co-pilot to shut the engines down.’

Investigators concluded that the airplanes breaks failed.


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