Incident Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBC, 22 Mar 2007
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Boeing 777-31HER
Registration: A6-EBC
MSN: 32790/512
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 375
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Auckland Airport -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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


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

Revision history:

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]
21-Jun-2020 10:51 Aviation Updated [Total occupants]

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