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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231513
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Time:12:37 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-24QER
Owner/operator:Mid East Jet
Registration: N777AS
MSN: 29271/174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Paris Le Bourget Airport (LBG) -   France
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH/OERK)
Destination airport:Paris Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB)
Investigating agency: BEA
The crew made a positioning flight between Riyadh Airport (Saudi Arabia) and the Paris-Le Bourget. The flight was cleared for the LOC A runway 25 approach. This approach has a 26° offset from the runway axis.
During the turn to align the aircraft with the runway centreline, the aircraft overshot the runway. The Pilot Flying (PF) returned to the runway centreline while at a low height. The PF then decided to stop the approach and increase the thrust of the engines.
The right main landing gear touched down before the aircraft began to climb. The crew returned to land on runway 07.
During an inspection of the aircraft after the flight, damage was noted on the right wing and on the right horizontal stabilizer. Traces of friction ware also observed on the runway.

Causes of the serious incident:
The serious incident was due to the late interruption of an unstabilized approach.
Contributed to the serious incident:
- a lack of stabilization objectives, both in the conduct of the flight by the crew and in the operator's operating procedures;
- poor recent experience of PF on a particular and little practiced approach;
- a crew without hierarchy, not very conducive to effective CRM;
- a company with no safety management system and practices that are not conducive to a safety culture.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N777AS courtesy

Palma de Mallorca (LEPA / LESJ / PMI)
9 August 2014; (c) Toni Marimón

Figure: BEA, Google Earth

Revision history:

17-Dec-2019 19:00 harro Added
17-Dec-2019 19:01 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Photo]

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