MD-82 sustained wing-tip strike after sudden wind gust

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Danish investigators have concluded that a Scandinavian Airlines Boeing MD-82 suffered a wing-tip strike at Copenhagen as the pilot corrected for a gust of wind on touchdown.

The aircraft, arriving from Manchester on 7 September, was caught by the gust just before it landed on runway 22L, says the Danish investigation authority HCL.

It states that aircraft approaching 22L during certain weather conditions can experience turbulence in moderate winds particularly those from the northwest which pass around buildings.

Winds at the time of the incident were from 290° at 15kt, gusting to 26kt. HCL says the pilots of the MD-82 indicated that, immediately before landing, the jet was hit by a gust lasting for 2s, which was corrected with aileron input.