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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Datum:Mittwoch 24 März 1999
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300C4-620
Fluggesellschaft:United Arab Emirates - Amiri Flight
Kennzeichen: A6-PFD
Werknummer: 374
Baujahr: 1985-10-02 (13 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4H1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 19
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 252
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 271
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rhodes-Diagoras Airport (RHO) (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Flug nach:Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO/LGRP), Griechenland
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.
The Airbus was partly broken up after the accident.

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
02 OCT 1985 F-WWAJ Airbus first flight
05 DEC 1985 A6-PFD Abu Dhabi Government

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dubai Airport to Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport as the crow flies is 2853 km (1783 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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