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Incident: Caraibes A359 at Pointe a Pitre on Aug 20th 2017, temporary runway excursion damages runway lights and two tyres

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An Air Caraibes Airbus A350-900, performing flight TX-542 from Paris Orly (France) to Pointe a Pitre (Guadeloupe), landed on Pointe a Pitre’s runway 12 at 21:50Z but encountered a windshear, veered to the right and contacted a number of runway edge lights causing a number of them being damaged and two forward right main tyres to be damaged. The crew managed to steer the aircraft back onto the center line of the runway and vacated the runway.

The runway needed to be closed for about 4 hours to remove the tyre debris and for repairs.

There was a lot of water, via the onboard cameras they could see the aircraft veer to the right and return to the center of the runway. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground at Pointe a Pitre 24 hours after landing.

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