Pilot error blamed in Dublin Airport crash report

Tuesday 09 July 2013 16.30
The plane's nose gear collapsed on main runway at Dublin airport (Pic: Gerry Dungan)
The plane's nose gear collapsed on main runway at Dublin airport (Pic: Gerry Dungan)

The Air Accident Investigation Unit has found that pilot error was the cause of an accident involving a cargo plane at Dublin Airport earlier this year.

The accident happened on 7 March as the aircraft was arriving from Manston Airport in Kent.

It landed on the main runway, but the report found that the plane's nose gear collapsed after the co-pilot inadvertently shifted the landing-gear selector.

The report also found that weather conditions were poor at the time of the accident, with fog and low visibility at Dublin Airport.

There were two crew members on board the aircraft at the time and no passengers.