Emirates 777 probe yet to clarify go-around considerations

One critical aspect of the Emirates Boeing 777-300 landing accident in Dubai which has yet to become clear is the decision process which led the crew to execute the ill-fated go-around.

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One critical aspect of the Emirates Boeing 777-300 landing accident in Dubai which has yet to become clear is the decision process which led the crew to execute the ill-fated go-around.

Investigators found that a long-landing alert sounded in the cockpit just as the aircraft touched down on runway 12L, some 1,100m past the threshold.

While the inquiry has not specifically stated that the go-around was triggered by the alert, it says the aircraft became airborne, during the go-around attempt, just 4s after the warning sounded.

The General Civil Aviation Authority, which has disclosed factual data on the 3 August accident, has yet to reach any conclusions on the crew’s decision. More info

By DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW  www.flightglobal.com

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