Beschrijving:The Airbus struck pole-mounted electrical transmission cables on Nimitz Hill during a localizer approach to runway 06L at Guam in IMC. The aircraft executed a missed approach and landed safely at Guam. After arriving back at Manila the aircraft was inspected and found to have minor damage to the fuselage and landing gear. On August 6, 1997 an accident happened on the same hill when a Korean Air Boeing 747-3B5 collided with terrain while on approaching runway 06L. The MSAW (minimum safe altitude warning) software which was not functioning properly in 1997 was working fine this time. But the CERAP controller, who was no longer in direct communication with PAL110, did not advise the Agana tower controller of the warning. The warning was displayed in the control tower as well, however, the display was logged as out of service because of damage from a typhoon that struck Guam nine days earlier, and its operation was not verified as reliable.
|Datum:||dinsdag 17 december 2002|
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||Philippine Air Lines|
|Motoren:|| 2 General Electric CF6-80E1A2|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 14|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 101|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 115 |
|Plaats:||nabij Guam-A.B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) (Guam)
|Fase:|| Nadering (APR)|
|Soort vlucht:||Internationale lijnvlucht|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Filippijnen|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||Guam-A.B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM/PGUM), Guam|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's initiation of a premature descent that was both below the nominal glideslope and steeper than normal. Contributing to the incident was the air traffic controller's failure to respond to the MSAW warning and issue a safety alert as required by FAA order."
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 Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport en Guam-A.B. Won Pat International Airport bedraagt 2552 km (1595 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.