uncorrected read-back error causes serious runway incursion incident at Zweibrücken Airport

German Wings flight 8045 operated on regular domestic service from Zweibrücken Airport (ZQW), Gemany to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF). With 132 passengers and five crew on board the Airbus A319 (D-AKNN) taxied to runway 03 for departure. This involved back tracking on the runway and turning for a departure from runway 03. While the Airbus was taxiing down…

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Serious incident: A319 crew impaired by smell during final approach, cause unknown

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) failed to find the source of a smell that impaired the pilots of an Airbus A319 during their approach to Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany in December 2010. The incident flight departed Vienna, Austria on 19 December 2010 with a delay of about four hours as a result…

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