AAIB Investigation report: Ran over a towbar on landing dropped by Cessna P210N

In August 2019, the towbar from a Cessna 210 was left on the runway at London Southend Airport and subsequently ran over by a landing Embraer 145. ATC reported that it was not possible to see the towbar from the control tower due to its size, shape and colour.

How can you prevent this event from happening to you?

Please consider painting your towbar in bright colours. Brighter is better and will give airport agencies and other aircraft a better chance of seeing a towbar if left on operational surfaces such as taxiways and runways.

For more information please read the full AAIB report.

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