Clued Up: Towbars

Please enjoy this Clued Up article on Towbars following the release of the AAIB report following an investigation into how a 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.

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.

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