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Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A380-861
Registration: A6-EES
MSN: 140
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA) -   China
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Destination airport:Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA)
Emirates flight EK306 declared a low fuel emergency following two aborted approaches at Beijing-Capital Airport, China. The aircraft, an Airbus A380-861 was approaching runway 01 after a 7 hour flight from Dubai when the crew performed a go around following a low level windshear alert.
The flight then positioned for a new approach to runway 01. On this approach the crew also performed a go around following a low level windshear alert.
Low on fuel the crew declared a low fuel emergency and flew a shorter circuit for landing on runway 36R. A safe landing was made, 34 minutes after the first go around.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) decided to suspend Emirates' growth of flights to China for six months .
Emirates meanwhile developedappropriate corrective safety measures.



Photo of A6-EES courtesy

Düsseldorf - International (EDDL / DUS)
8 March 2022; (c) Udo Haafke

Revision history:

05-May-2016 17:35 harro Added

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