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Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-860
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-HPJA
MSN: 033
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:New York (KJFK) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:LFPG
Destination airport:KJFK
F/O was flying the approach using the autopilot, but not in approach mode. Descended with idle thrust from above the glideslope. At about 500 ft, Caotain (PNF) ordered a go-around. Thrust levers were moved to TOGA and the aircraft began a climb at about 3400 fpm. Aircraft exceeded flap speed and flaps retracted per the flap relief system. Aircraft exceeded level-off altitude. Aircraft returned for a uneventful landing


Hradecky, S, "Air France A388 at New York on Oct 11th 2010, oversped flaps during go-around," Aviation Herald, August 29, 2013,; downloaded October 25, 2013

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Feb 2010 F-HPJA Air France 0 unk


Photo of F-HPJA courtesy

Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
17 February 2020; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

30-Oct-2013 08:28 gOLDFISH85 Added

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