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Last updated: 29 March 2020
Datum:donderdag 30 november 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-86N
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Futura International Airways
Registratie: EC-HMK
Constructienummer: 28624/585
Bouwjaar: 2000
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 202
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 208
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Ierland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR), Spanje
Vliegveld van aankomst:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ierland
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


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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 Lanzarote Airport en Shannon Airport bedraagt 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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