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Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:zondag 28 oktober 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-85P
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Europa
Registratie: EC-HBM
Constructienummer: 28382/256
Bouwjaar: 1999-04-10 (8 years 7 months)
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 114
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 122
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW) (   Polen)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW/EPKT), Polen
The Air Europa Boeing 737 sustained damage when it impacted approach lights before landing at Katowice, Poland.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Beirut, Lebanon. The first officer was pilot flying. Weather at destination Katowice was below minima as the flight began its descent to the airport. The flight was cleared for a LOC/ILS approach to runway 27. The glide path was intercepted 5.4 miles before the runway threshold, and 3 dots above the glide slope.
This forced the crew to execute a high speed descent at about 1600 to 1800 ft/min, which was more than twice the limit required for a stabilized ILS approach. The whole approach was performed with the autopilot engaged. The aircraft crossed the glide path at decision height. Due to the high speed of the descent the autopilot did not intercept the ILS signal, and the aircraft continued its descent. At this point the EGPWS alarm sounded, and a moment later the captain took over control. The plane then impacted the second row of lights of the approach light system, destroying the remaining lights at a distance of about 850 meters before the runway threshold. The aircraft landed safely, but sustained damage to the no. 1 engine and flap fairings.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCAAI Poland
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: 466/07
Download report: Preliminary report

» Boeing skosil swiatla na lotnisku w Pyrzowicach (, 28-10-2007)

METAR Weather report:
02:00 UTC / local time:
EPKT 280200Z VRB02KT 0300 R27/0500 R09/0600 FG BKN001 08/08 Q1027

02:30 UTC / local time:
EPKT 280230Z 00000KT 0300 R27/0500 R09/1000 FG BKN001 08/08 Q1027

03:00 UTC / local time:
EPKT 280300Z VRB02KT 0400 R27/0500 R09/1000 FG SCT002 BKN005 08/08 Q1027


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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 Beirut Airport en Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport bedraagt 2267 km (1417 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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