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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167776
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:06-JAN-2002
Time:13:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4K5
Owner/operator:Hapag-Lloyd Netherlands
Registration: D-AHLJ
C/n / msn: 24125/1687
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)
Destination airport:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The airplane was carrying out flight HF7291 from Amsterdam to Fuerteventura. There were 82 passengers on board and a crew of six. It took off at 09:16 h UTC from Amsterdam (EHAM), and after four hours flight time, approximately, it was beginning its approach to Fuerteventura airport when it was a little later than 13:00 h UTC. Flight was conducted under instrumental flight rules, (IFR), and instrumental meteorological conditions, (IMC) prevailed, also.
In fact, weather situation was characterized by a dust storm from the African Sahara that decisively affected visibility: horizontal visibility, which was 500 m, and vertical visibility which was regarded as indeterminate. Winds were from south east and its intensity 20 kt, gusting to 28 kt.
Under these conditions the airplane made a first non-precision instrument approach directly to runway 19, relying on a VOR-DME aid; this approach was not successful. During the second approach to this runway, also using VOR-DME, the airplane was able to touch down but two tyres burst and some damage to the landing gear was inflicted to both main landing struts. The aircraft slid on the runway until coming to a halt 1,200 m from the threshold.

Sources:

http://www.fomento.es/NR/rdonlyres/B142A6AD-703E-4C57-BC7D-40F18189D923/20248/2002_001_IN_ENG.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of D-AHLJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Palma de Mallorca (LEPA / LESJ / PMI)
30 June 2001; (c) Toni Marimón


Photo (c) Martin Gallego


Photo (c) Martin Gallego


Photo (c) Martin Gallego


Photo (c) Martin Gallego


Photo (c) Martin Gallego

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jul-2014 17:56 harro Added
15-Feb-2015 16:19 harro Updated [Photo, ]
15-Feb-2015 16:19 harro Updated [Photo, ]
15-Feb-2015 16:19 harro Updated [Photo, ]
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