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Last updated: 22 September 2018
Datum:woensdag 24 maart 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300C4-620
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Arab Emirates - Amiri Flight
Registratie: A6-PFD
Constructienummer: 374
Bouwjaar: 1985-10-02 (13 years 6 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4H1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 19
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 252
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 271
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Rhodes-Diagoras Airport (RHO) (   Griekenland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport (RHO/LGRP), Griekenland
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

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 Dubai Airport en Rhodes/Paradisi-Diagoras Airport bedraagt 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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