ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191139
Last updated: 18 February 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:22-MAR-2007
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-31HER
Owner/operator:Emirates
Registration: A6-EBC
C/n / msn: 32790/512
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Auckland Airport -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Auckland Airport
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Narrative:
On Thursday 22 March 2007 at 1615, A6 EBC, an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, with 357 passengers, 16 cabin crew and 2 pilots on board, started its take off on runway 05 Right at Auckland International Airport bound for Sydney.
The pilots misunderstood that the runway length had been reduced during a period of runway works and started their take-off with less engine thrust and flap than were required. During the take-off they saw work vehicles in the distance on the runway and, realising something was amiss, immediately applied full engine thrust and got airborne within the available runway length and cleared the work vehicles by about 28 metres.
Safety issues identified included pilot checking processes, the way information critical to the safety of a flight was presented and air traffic control procedures

Sources:

https://taic.org.nz/inquiries?SkinSrc=[G]skins%2ftaicAviation%2fskin_aviation

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 029/07 issued 23 October 2007 by TAIC to DCA
Safety recommendation 030/07 issued 23 October 2007 by TAIC to DCA
Safety recommendation 031/07 issued 23 October 2007 by TAIC to DCA
Safety recommendation 032/07 issued 23 October 2007 by TAIC to DCA
Safety recommendation 033/07 issued 23 October 2007 by TAIC to DCA
Safety recommendation 034/07 issued 23 October 2007 by TAIC to DCA

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of A6-EBC courtesy AirHistory.net


Glasgow - International (EGPF / GLA)
22 December 2018; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Nov-2016 20:26 harro Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Dec-2018 11:58 CANADIANAIRLINES Updated [Aircraft type]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description