An Airbus A350-900 (F-HNET) from Air Caraïbes got stuck on the right side of the runway during a very windy approach at Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, Guadeloupe.
Other aircraft were unable to take-off and land on Sunday afternoon as the Airbus A350 blocked the runway, the pilots tried to land the aircraft but encountered a sudden wind shear. Several beacons on the runway got damaged, as well as 2 tires of the main landing gear.
According to the latest information the airport was closed for 4 hours. The aircraft is still grounded.
An experienced pilot told luchtzak.be that a go-around would have been more appropriate as the aircraft was “losing lateral control”, flying a few more holding patterns while the weather is clearing up is a good idea.
— Jérémy Edouard (@bienglace) August 20, 2017