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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181772
Last updated: 22 September 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-21HER
Registration: A6-EMH
C/n / msn: 27251/54
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE) -   Russia
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE)
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Emirates flight number 132 took off from runway 32L at Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Russia to Dubai International Airport, the United Arab Emirates.
At approximately 400 feet above ground level, the flight crew received an Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) message of thrust asymmetry. The climb continued to above the minimum sector altitude and the flight crew completed the relevant checklist. Later in the climb, the cabin crew reported that they had heard a loud bang and saw sparks coming from the Aircraft right hand side during the takeoff.
Subsequently, the flight crew received an EICAS message regarding the right engine Electronic Engine Control normal mode, the turbine overheat sensor, the overheat circuit, and the engine fire loop.
The crew performed the abnormal checklist as per the Operatorís procedures, which required the selection of the Electronic Engine Control Mode to alternate mode. As per the flight recorder data, two short spikes in exhaust gas temperature were recorded on the takeoff followed by a slightly erratic reading during a four-minute period.
Approximately 8 minutes after takeoff, all recorded engine parameters stabilized and remained normal for the remainder of the flight. The commander called the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and requested a runway inspection and later the co-pilot repeated the request but in Russian.
Later, the ATC reported to the flight crew that no debris had been found. However, airport authority inspections later found pieces of the thrust reverser on the runway (see figures 1 and 2 below). The flight crew informed the Operator of the EICAS messages and a decision was made, by the commander, to continue the flight based on the information available to him at the time.
On arrival, Dubai ATC reported that small pieces had separated from the aircraft during landing. The flight crew shut down the right engine immediately after vacating the runway and requested a runway inspection.
Following normal passenger disembarkation, the commander was made aware of the missing thrust reverser part.

The Air Accident Investigation Sector determines that the failure of the thrust reverser inner wall was primarily due to residual thermal damage that was not correctly inspected and repaired following previous exposure to high temperatures.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GCAA UAE
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 266 days (9 months)
Accident number: AIFN/0003/2011
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Nov-2015 19:10 harro Added

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