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Last updated: 23 March 2019
Date:Monday 12 March 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic A310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A310-325
Operator:Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Registration: S2-ADE
C/n / msn: 698
First flight: 1996
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4158A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 236
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 250
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dubai Airport (DXB) (   United Arab Emirates)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Dhaka-Zia International Airport (DAC/VGZR), Bangladesh
An Airbus A310-325 operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines suffered a takeoff accident at Dubai Airport (DXB).
Flight BG006 was a scheduled service from London-Heathrow Airport, U.K. to Dhaka, Bangladesh with an en route stop at Dubai, UAE.
During its take off from Dubai's runway 12L the captain rejected the takeoff after the crew heard a loud bang associated with considerable airframe shudder and vibration due to the collapse of the nose landing gear. Speed was just above V1. The aircraft was kept under control and brought to a stop within the runway surface, left of the runway centerline.

Runway 12L is a 13124 x 197 feet asphalt runway.
The airplane was stored at Dubai Airport after the accident and broken up in August 2008.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The collapse of the nose wheel landing gear, when it impacted a half wheel rim, which was broken off during the take-off roll of a previous aircraft."


» Department of Civil Aviation
» Gulf News


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Distance from Dubai Airport to Dhaka-Zia International Airport as the crow flies is 3515 km (2197 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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