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Last updated: 23 September 2018
Datum:donderdag 4 maart 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-228
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-GBYA
Constructienummer: 23000/930
Bouwjaar: 1982-11-27 (16 years 3 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 91
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 97
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Biarritz Parme Airport (BIQ) (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Biarritz Parme Airport (BIQ/LFBZ), Frankrijk
Air France Flight 7638 was cleared to land on Biarritz' runway 27. Wind was reported 280 deg at 15 kts with gusts to 30 kts. The airplane touched down softly on its left main gear 5 metres left of the runway centreline. The spoilers activated after the right main gear touched the ground, two seconds later.
The captain was probably monitoring the instruments and did not immediately use the pedals to steer the airplane to the centre of the runway. Also, the Biarritz runway was not equipped with centerline lighting. With the accident happening in darkness, this may have been a factor.
The 737 moved to the left and ran off the side 720 m past the runway threshold. The nosegear and right main undercarriage leg collapsed.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport en Biarritz Parme Airport bedraagt 686 km (429 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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