Narrative:The Rhodes runway 07/25 (3260 m long) was wet. Due to the weather circumstances the crew of the Amiri Flight A.300 increased the threshold reference speed from 134 kts to 144 kts. The ground spoilers were not armed. For braking reasons, the auto brake mode was set to "low". The thrust reversers were disabled due to a manufacturer's service bulletin. The aircraft landed with a speed of 166 kts, exceeding the Vref by 22 kts. The ground spoilers did not deploy automatically because they had not been armed. Consequently the auto brake system, which operates by the deployment of spoilers, did not activate. The crew attempted manual braking but they were too late. The aircraft departed the runway, sustaining serious damage.
|Date:||Wednesday 24 March 1999|
|Operator:||United Arab Emirates - Amiri Flight|
|C/n / msn:|| 374|
|First flight:|| 1985-10-02 (13 years 6 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4H1|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 252|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 271 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Rhodes-Diagoras Airport (RHO) ( Greece)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates|
|Destination airport:||Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO/LGRP), Greece|
The Airbus was partly broken up after the accident.
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Distance from Dubai Airport to Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport as the crow flies is 2853 km (1783 miles).