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Accident on the runway at Luxembourg airport January 21, 2010
Today at 12 h 53 has an accident on the runway at Luxembourg airport in low visibility conditions.
In the approach, the landing gear of an aircraft of the Cargolux has hit the roof of a van that was on the runway for repairs to the lighting. No one was injured, but damage has been observed in the vehicle. In addition, a tire of the plane is damaged and must be replaced.
Currently, three separate investigations are underway:
The Administration of technical investigations analyzes the events of the accident to determine causes and make the appropriate and necessary recommendations on measures to help avoid future reproduction of a similar accident.
The Directorate of Civil Aviation is conducting an investigation which includes an analysis of compliance with applicable procedures.
The Administration of Air Navigation in turn leads an internal administrative investigation.
Wow, I take back what I said. So many things went “just right” for that to not result in catastrophe. I wonder if the flight crew even saw it, and if so, they must have been spewing expletives in Luxembourgese!