Report: ATR 72-600 crew in Taiwan excursion incident did not see centreline on touchdown

Silhouette image of generic AT76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Time:21:19 LT
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Far Eastern Air Transport
C/n / msn:1464
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Taichung-Ching Chuan Kang Airport (RMQ/RCMQ) –    Taiwan
Nature:Passenger – Scheduled
Departure airport:Magong Airport (MZG/RCQC)
Destination airport:Taichung-Ching Chuan Kang Airport (RMQ)
Investigating agency: TTSB

Far Eastern Air Transport scheduled passenger flight FE3060, an ATR 72-600 aircraft, registration B-28082, took off at
20:52 local time from Penghu Airport to Taichung International Airport, with the captain, the first officer, 2 cabin crews and 72 passengers on board.
The crew completed the approach briefing and descent preparations at about 21:03 hours and started to descend. They executed the runway 36 ILS approach at Taichung Airport. After the plane passed through Changhua, the flight crew found thunderstorms with lighting in front of the route and the destination airport. After discussion, they judged that this situation would not change shortly, while could contact the ground, the flight crew believed that the visibility would be acceptable.

At 21:18 hours, the aircraft landed on runway 36 at Taichung Airport and deviated from the runway during the landing roll. The aircraft and runway facilities were not damaged and the persons on board were safe.

Findings Related to Probable Causes
1. The flight crew did not fully correct the aircraft’s left deviation before landing. They did not see the centerline and touched down on the left side of the runway. The appropriate wet runway landing techniques was not applied, and the flight crew did not properly correct the aircraft’s left deviation tendency after landing.

Weather about the time of the incident (1319Z):
RCMQ 201221Z 31007KT 0800 R36/1600D -RA VCTS BR SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/23 Q1009 NOSIG RMK A2981 TS SW MOV VRBL
RCMQ 201300Z 34008KT 0600 R36/1400N RA VCTS FG SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/23 Q1010 BECMG 0300 RA VCTS FG RMK A2983 RA AMT 4.0MM TS S STNRY
RCMQ 201404Z 05003KT 0600 R36/1400U TSRA SCT004 BKN008 FEW016CB OVC020 23/22 Q1010 NOSIG RMK A2985 TS SW MOV E
Accident investigation:

Investigating agency:  TTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report:  Final report


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