German investigators are examining a Cirrus Airlines Dornier 328 turboprop which suffered serious damage after overrunning the runway while landing at Mannheim City Airport.
The aircraft had been operating flight C9 1567 from Berlin Tempelhof. It touched down on schedule at 17:45 yesterday but, for reasons unknown, overran the far end of runway 27 and came to rest at the perimeter bank.
The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119-powered aircraft lost its entire left propeller in the accident and sustained damage to its left wing.
But Saarbrucken-based Cirrus Airlines says the 24 passengers and three crew members were uninjured and left the aircraft by its boarding stairs.
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The 32-seat aircraft is registered D-CTOB. It was manufactured in 1999 and has been in the Cirrus fleet since last year.
Meteorological data for Mannheim City Airport – which has a relatively short runway, at about 1,000m (3,280ft) – shows no significant weather conditions were good at the time. Visibility was good with moderate winds from the northeast.
Investigators have not released any initial findings about the accident.
Following a Dornier 328 overrun incident in Aberdeen in 2006, UK investigators this year advised German regulators to develop training programmes alerting Dornier 328 crews to the possibility of throttles jamming during the landing roll.
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