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Computer-Related Incidents with Commercial Aircraft

A320, braking difficulties on rollout, Cardiff Airport, U.K.

3 August 2003

Synopsis The aircraft landed at Cardiff on a dry runway in good weather. The ECAM posted an anomaly on final, and the crew recycled the Antiskid/Nosewheel Steering switch to reset the Brake and Steering Control Unit (BSCU). On touchdown, the aircraft did not decelerate normally, even under manual braking. The crew switched off the Antiskid/Nosewheel Steering switch, and were able to brake heavily, bursting three tires but stopping before the end of the runway. Here is the Report.