Near-disaster averted at Berlin!
Excellent airmanship skills prevented a big crash at the German airport of Berlin-Schönefeld. A Luftwaffe Global 5000 (14+01, msn 9395) had undergone heavy maintenance (30 month inspection) there and had taken off for an FCF (Functional Check Flight) to Cologne-Bonn, where the Global is based with FBS BMVg (Flugbereitshaft des Bundesministerium der Verteidigung). Shortly after departure the crew noticed something was not right with the aircraft. They had climbed to 21,000ft when all of a sudden the Bombardier tilted to the right. The bank angle exceedance was enough for the pilots to declare an emergency and to return to Schönefeld. During the return the problems did not go away and actually got worse, banking left and right several times. Pictures show the aircraft (and crew!) having severe issues with uncontrolled roll movements while attempting to land at SXF's runway 07L. Upon landing both wing tips hit the runway. Due to this the airport was closed for three hours, forcing many airlines to divert or cancel flights.
The crew had landed the government corporate jet "under most difficult conditions" and averted disaster, as German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen reported.
Given the pictures and the narrative of the event, it looks like the crew experienced a so-called Dutch Roll event (from the motion of a classic Dutch skating technique): a type of aircraft motion, consisting of an out-of-phase combination of "tail-wagging" and rocking from side to side. This yaw-roll coupling is one of the basic flight dynamic modes. Usually this is more profound at higher altitudes but this shows it can happen at low altitudes as well.
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Imágenes: Marcel Russ
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