Mae hwn yn fersiwn HTML o atodiad i'r cais Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 'London City Airport - Missed Landings'.

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Date Printed : 22 December 2009 
 
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These records were retrieved from the UK CAA Mandatory Occurrence Reporting (MOR) system by a 
member of SIDD 
 
The MOR system records include information reported to the CAA, information obtained from CAA 
investigations, and deductions by CAA staff based on the available information. The authenticity of 
the contents or the absence of errors and omissions cannot be guaranteed. Records in this system 
commenced on 1 January 1976 coincident with the introduction of Mandatory Occurrence Reporting 
in the UK, but occurrences reported voluntarily are also included, and no distinction is made between 
them.  
 
Note: Any data provided from these records are made available on the understanding that they 
are only to be used for purposes of flight safety and must not be used for other purposes. 
 
 
SUBJECT: 
Missed Landings at London City Airport. 
PERIOD : 
01 January 2005 – 31 December 2008 inclusive. 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200501032 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
14 Feb 2005 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Loss of A/c Control 
Location Info : 
 
Windshear / Gusts 
Contingency 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Go-around at approx 100ft agl due to speed loss on approach. 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
Speed loss was noticed at approx 150ft aal on approach with an approx minimum speed of Vref -4 by 
100ft aal. The aircraft was slightly high on the glideslope and since power was already slightly low, a 
go-around was flown. During the go-around ATC gave a re-cleared altitude of 1500ft, which the 
reporter considers added to the crew's workload. The reporter comments that the last wind prior to 
landing was steady, although ATIS had reports of gusts up to 22kts. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Cessna C560 Citation 5 
Occurrence Number : 
200501915 
Flight Phase : 
Taxi 
Occurrence Date : 
17 Mar 2005 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Runway Incursion 
Location Info : 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Runway incursion - C560 failed to hold at LIMA and entered runway 28. Inbound a/c at approximately 
1.5 nm initiated a go-around.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note: Any data provided from these records are made available on the understanding that they 
are only to be used for purposes of flight safety and must not be used for other purposes. 
 
22/12/2009 

 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
The inbound aircraft had been cleared to land from approx 2.5nm. C560 was then instructed to 'hold 
position', followed by a clearance amendment. The transmission was queried by the C560 pilot, so 
he was instructed again to 'hold position', followed by the amendment. The pilot read back 'hold 
position, after departure...'. The C560 subsequently moved onto the runway. The inbound aircraft 
initiated a go-around. The P1 of the C560 subsequently stated that he was distracted by a technical 
problem. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Cessna C560 Citation 5 
Occurrence Number : 
200504561 
Flight Phase : 
Taxi 
Occurrence Date : 
15 Jun 2005 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
ATC Occurrence 
Location Info : 
 
Runway Incursion 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
C560 was given a conditional clearance to backtrack and line up after a landing C560. ATC believed 
this was read back correctly. C560 then crossed stop bar. Inbound C560 was sent around.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
Also traffic info was given to a EC120. Investigations have revealed that the controller issued a 
correct conditional backtrack instruction using standard phraseology. The pilot read back the 
backtrack clearance without the conditional element which the controller failed to detect. High ATC 
workload at the time. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200509956 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
02 Dec 2005 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Windshear / Gusts 
Location Info : 
 
Loss of A/c Control 
A/c Equipment / System 
Malfunction 
Contingency 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Go-around due to windshear with inadvertent N1 exceedance. 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
At 50ft aal on final approach, the aircraft was subjected to windshear (although no warning occurred) 
and started to descend very rapidly towards the ground. A go-around was initiated because the rate 
of descent could not be controlled without over pitching, although the aircraft did touch down for a 
few seconds. Whilst carrying out the go-around, the engines were at an N1 of approx 97% although 
this was not seen until 'Climb Norm' had been selected and power was then immediately reduced. 
Subsequent engineering inspection found no engine exceedance.  
 
 
A/C Type : 
Cessna C525 Citationjet 
Occurrence Number : 
200603799 
Flight Phase : 
Taxi 
Occurrence Date : 
09 May 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Runway Incursion 
Location Info : 
 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Runway incursion. C525 instructed to taxi to holding point A, pilot read back correctly. A/c observed 
crossing stop bar onto the R/W. ADC initiated go-around to an RJ70 on approach.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
Investigation ascertained that, although P2 annotated the instruction correctly, P1 misunderstood and 
continued beyond holding point A. Appropriate action taken by operator. 
 
2

 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200605049 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
12 Jun 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Turbulence Problems 
Location Info : 
 
Contingency 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Go-around at 900ft aal at London City airport due to tailwind. 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
During approach to R/W10, the wind check at 2000ft gave a slight tailwind component. The approach 
was continued and ATC reminded the crew that the RJ100 cannot accept a tailwind for landing at 
LCY. At 1000ft the wind was reported at 210/08 steady, so a go-around was executed followed by 
radar positioning to R/W28 and an uneventful landing. The reporter comments that it is very common 
for there to be a very slight tailwind component at London City (usually from a very light variable wind 
from the north or south) and suggests that this could be approved from a performance point of view 
to minimise this situation. It is possible during light winds for there to be a slight tailwind at both ends 
of the runway due to the effects of adjacent buildings, however, the AFM prohibits landing following a 
steep approach with any tailwind component. The aircraft manufacturer is considering providing 
steep approach tailwind performance for the type. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Robinson R22 
Occurrence Number : 
200605335 
Flight Phase : 
Cruise 
Occurrence Date : 
22 Jun 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Airspace Infringement 
Location Info : 
5E 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Infringement of the London City CTA (Class D) by an R22. An inbound BAe146 was instructed to go-
around and given traffic info.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
R22 pilot subsequently admitted to infringement and has received appropriate advice to help prevent 
a recurrence. Additionally, pilot has been reminded of the importance of adequate pre-flight planning. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Not Applicable 
Occurrence Number : 
200605864 
Flight Phase : 
Not Applicable 
Occurrence Date : 
04 Jul 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Security Event 
Location Info : 
 
Runway Incursion 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
ATC observed a person near R/W10 threshold. Do328 on approach was given missed approach 
instructions. A vehicle then proceeded towards North Dock Road, at which point the person jumped 
into the dock.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
Person was subsequently apprehended and arrested. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Cessna C550 Citation 2 
Occurrence Number : 
200606719 
Flight Phase : 
Taxi 
Occurrence Date : 
16 Jul 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
Malaga 
Events : 
Foreign ATC Occurrence 
Location Info : 
 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
 
3

 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
C550 was cleared to line up whilst an a/c was on approach. 2mins later C550 was cleared to take-off, 
but reported it was not ready and ATC instructed a/c on approach to go-around.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
This incident has been subjected to an investigation by the Spanish Authorities, which concluded that 
no ATC errors were apparent. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Fokker 50 
Occurrence Number : 
200609296 
Flight Phase : 
Descent 
Occurrence Date : 
06 Oct 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
ATC Engineering 
Location Info : 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Loss of the R/W28 Glide path for 4mins. A Fokker 50 was 7nm from touchdown when the failure 
occurred and it was broken off the approach. Heavy rain shower at time of failure.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Military 
Occurrence Number : 
200609402 
Flight Phase : 
Cruise 
Occurrence Date : 
16 Oct 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
Location Info : 
2 W 
TCAS Report 
ATC Occurrence 
Airspace Infringement 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Military a/c allegedly failed to follow ATC instructions and came into conflict with an inbound FK50. 
FK50 received and complied with a TCAS RA of climb, which resulted in a go-around.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
The military a/c also marginally infringed Restricted Area R107. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200611173 
Flight Phase : 
Take Off 
Occurrence Date : 
08 Dec 2006 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
Location Info : 
 
ATC Occurrence 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
RJ100 failed to comply with ATC instruction to abandon take-off and departed R/W28. An inbound 
FK50 that had been told to expect a landing clearance was instructed to go-around.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
RJ100 lined up on R/W28 was given an immediate take-off instruction as there was a landing FK50 
on 3nm final. RJ100 read this back and FK50 was told to expect a late landing clearance. RJ100 
powered up, but did not start rolling until FK50 had passed 1000ft. RJ100 was told to stop and hold 
position, but continued to roll and became airborne. Appropriate headings were given to RJ100 and 
FK50. Standard separation maintained. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Cessna C525 Citationjet 
Occurrence Number : 
200611500 
Flight Phase : 
Initial Climb 
Occurrence Date : 
04 Dec 2006 
 
4

 
 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
Paris LBG 
Events : 
A/c Equipment / System 
Location Info : 
 
Malfunction 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
A/c departed from published SID due to autopilot malfunction. 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
Following a normal take-off, the a/c became established on the OPALE 1C SID with the autopilot and 
yaw damper engaged in heading mode. After confirming the next SID point on FMS, NAV mode was 
engaged and the a/c made a small adjustment before starting to turn right. The next SID point was 
reselected but the a/c did not respond and continued to turn right. HDG was then selected, causing 
the a/c to turn left and right through less than five degrees. The autopilot was then disconnected and 
the climb continued under manual control following ATC's instructions. Once established in the 
cruise, the autopilot was re-engaged and functioned normally throughout the cruise and descent. On 
arrival the autopilot intercepted the localiser correctly, the glideslope was then acquired manually. 
When the autopilot was re-engaged for ILS the 'Out of Trim' warning illuminated and the autopilot 
tripped out at approx 1000ft. A go-around was initiated and a manual ILS flown to a normal landing. A 
full function test of the autopilot was carried out with no fault found. The operator issued a Flying Staff 
Instruction to alert flight crews to the incident and advise of the need to closely monitor the 
performance of this autopilot and report any associated problems. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
HS125 
Occurrence Number : 
200700204 
Flight Phase : 
Climb 
Occurrence Date : 
09 Jan 2007 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
ATC Occurrence 
Location Info : 
 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Following a go-around from R/W28, HS125 turned left instead of right. HS125 was given further 
vectoring instructions.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Cessna C560 Citation 5 
Occurrence Number : 
200700399 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
17 Jan 2007 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
A/c Equipment / System 
Location Info : 
 
Malfunction 
ATC Engineering 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
A C560, on final approach to R/W28, had no Aerodrome Traffic Monitor (ATM) return. When a/c 
appeared on short final, it was sent around as R/W was occupied.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
C560 operator contacted by ATC and advised to check the a/c's transponder. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
DO 328 
Occurrence Number : 
200701377 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
09 Feb 2007 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Altitude Deviation 
Location Info : 
 
Altitude Deviation (ATC) 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
 
5

 
 
Do328 on go-around cleared in climb to 2000ft iaw standard go-around procedure. A/c subsequently 
observed climbing through cleared altitude.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
ATC called a/c to confirm maintaining 2000ft. Flight crew responded they had been cleared to 3000ft. 
Recording indicates initial climb instruction was unclear and read back as 3000ft. Controller failed to 
notice incorrect read back. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Learjet 
Occurrence Number : 
200703517 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
15 Apr 2007 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Landing Gear Problems 
Location Info : 
 
Contingency 
Diversion /Return 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Landing gear failed to extend. Gear recycled three times to no effect. Go-around flown and freefall 
procedure successfully actioned. A/c diverted to Biggin and landed safely after flypast inspection.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
Fault traced to intermittent failure of LH inboard landing gear door actuator microswitch. Actuator 
(p/n7469-1) also replaced, door re-rigged and function tests carried out with satisfactory results. 
 
 
A/C Type : 
DHC8 
Occurrence Number : 
200709152 
Flight Phase : 
Taxi 
Occurrence Date : 
19 Sep 2007 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Runway Incursion 
Location Info : 
 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
DHC8 was given a conditional backtrack clearance for Holding Point C. DHC8 did not read back the 
condition and crossed the holding point. An inbound BAe146 was instructed to go-around.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200800237 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
10 Jan 2008 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
GPWS Report 
Location Info : 
 
Windshear / Gusts 
Contingency 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
'Windshear' warning received at approx 550ft. Go-around flown to normal approach and landing. 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200807000 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
01 Jul 2008 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Landing Gear Problems 
Location Info : 
 
A/c Equipment / System 
Malfunction 
 
6

 
 
Emergency Call 
Diversion /Return 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
PAN declared, subsequently upgraded to MAYDAY, due to unsafe landing gear indication. Go-
around flown, a/c diverted and landed safely. Fault later described as a 'secondary hydraulic issue'.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200808807 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
13 Aug 2008 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
GPWS Report 
Location Info : 
 
Windshear / Gusts 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Red windshear caption and associated warning received on short finals. Go-around flown to 
uneventful approach and landing.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200811056 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
07 Oct 2008 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
A/c Equipment / System 
Location Info : 
 
Malfunction 
Stall Warning 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Autothrottle failed to maintain speed on approach, resulting in brief activation of stick shaker. 
Autothrottle manually overriden and go-around flown to normal approach and landing.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
BAE146 
Occurrence Number : 
200812831 
Flight Phase : 
Approach 
Occurrence Date : 
24 Nov 2008 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Turbulence Problems 
Location Info : 
 
Windshear / Gusts 
Altitude Deviation 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
Severe turbulence encountered at approx 100ft on final approach. Go-around flown, during which a/c 
climbed through selected altitude (2000ft) to 2330ft due to updraft. Second approach uneventful.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A/C Type : 
Fokker 50 
Occurrence Number : 
200813391 
Flight Phase : 
Landing 
Occurrence Date : 
17 Dec 2008 
Classification : 
Occurrences 
Location : 
London City - LCY 
Events : 
Flight Crew Occurrence 
Location Info : 
 
 
7

 
 
ATC Occurrence 
Runway Incursion 
 
 
 
 
Pretitle : 
 
 
 
After an FK50 landed, as ATC checked strip for its stand in order to pass vacating instructions, ATC 
realised that the strip was not in the bay and FK50 had not been cleared to land.
 
 
 
 
 
Precis : 
 
 
 
Investigation established that, as the FK50 approached short final with good visibility and a clear 
runway ahead, the crew requested confirmation that they 'were cleared'. ATC mis-heard the call and 
believed another a/c had requested confirmation of taxi clearance (same company with similar 
callsign). This belief was re-enforced when the taxiing a/c acknowledged. The FK50 landed and was 
instructed to keep speed up and vacate left at Bravo, at which point the controller noticed that the a/c 
had not been cleared to land. 
 
 
 
Number of Records : 24 
 
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