ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145558
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Narrative:Following a normal takeoff from London Gatwick Airport the flight crew received notification from the operator that debris had been found on the runway. All indications on the flight deck were normal and the cabin crew reported that there had been no abnormal noises during the takeoff and initial climb out.
|Date:||Sunday 15 June 2003|
|Year of manufacture:||1992|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 123|
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK) -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Departure airport:||London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)|
|Investigating agency: ||AAIB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
However, a further message from the operator advised that the debris had been positively identified as having come from G-DOCL and they requested that the aircraft return to Gatwick. At this point the aircraft was under Brest Control but control of the flight was transferred back to London when the aircraft was on a northbound heading. At this point the flight crew declared a PAN due to the fact that the aircraft was above the maximum landing weight.
The aircraft entered a holding pattern at FL240 to burn off fuel. The flight crew consulted the Brake Cooling Schedule in the QRH (Quick Reference Handbook) and decided to reduce the aircraft's weight to below 53,000 kg. This was to provide a balance between minimising braking energy whilst retaining sufficient fuel to provide further time in a holding pattern should problems occur extending the landing gear or flaps.
A normal flap 40 landing was carried out using manual speedbrake, maximum reverse thrust and minimal pedal braking. The aircraft vacated the runway with the airport fire services in attendance.
There was no smoke or fire generated from the aircraft. The airport operator recovered numerous pieces of tyre tread and the right main landing gear fly door from the runway.
Nature of Damage to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Main landing gear tyre destroyed, significant damage to
the right main landing gear fly door, superficial damage to the right flap and wing trailing edge area."
1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f77eed915d1371000669/dft_avsafety_pdf_024576.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=DOCL
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|Investigating agency: ||AAIB |
|Report number: ||EW/C2003/06/06 |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
G-DOCL Boeing 737-436 at London-Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) UK, August 2000:
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