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Last updated: 10 April 2020
Fecha:jueves 30 noviembre 2000
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-86N
Operador:Futura International Airways
Registración: EC-HMK
Numéro de série: 28624/585
Año de Construcción: 2000
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 202
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 208
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Irlanda)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR), España
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irlanda
Número de Vuelo:1331
The accident followed an uneventful flight of returning holiday-makers, from Lanzarote, Spain, to Shannon, with the landing carried out on runway 24. Weather conditions in the approach and landing area showed rain, strong winds and associated turbulence. On landing, the aircraft’s nose wheel assembly collapsed rearwards.  The aircraft continued along most of the length of runway 24 on its nose, finally coming to a halt beyond taxiway Alpha. An evacuation was carried out.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAL FACTORS: "The accident was due to an excessive control column forward input, causing negative pitch attitude which led to a very high impact loading on the nose undercarriage, leading to the severing of the two nose wheels and the collapse of the nose gear strut assembly rearwards. This followed a chain of events, which contributed to the accident including the wind gusts, turbulence, the use of the autothrottle and the decision to land from an unstabilized final approach."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 273 days (9 months)
Accident number: AAIU Report No. 2001-010
Download report: Final report

Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad

AAIU issued 1
AAIU issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Lanzarote Airport to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 2653 km (1658 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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