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Ethiopian B738 overrun at Entebbe 2019_01_03

Old 4th Jan 2019, 06:22
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The 737 has a tug attached to it so the a/c has been cleaned up for the tow?

The incident a/c is 738 ET-ATV (not a 789) flight ET338 - no damage reported to the 737 by ET and the a/c was towed to the ramp
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 08:29
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Originally Posted by BluSdUp
So, no one got hurt and we have to wait for the report!
Or do what we do here, give it a wild guess!
Now how many hundred reasons can you think of to put a 737 in the mud on a CAVOK calm day on a 3600 meters runway?
I can think of two!
The outcome of the event is a runway excursion. Now what we are all interested in, I believe, is to know all of the contributing factors. We obviously could end up finding out several crew factors, but so far we can't have any clue. We don't even know if the pictures posted by the local media are 100% real or not and I believe it will be also quite difficult to obtain some tangible facts in a short time period. Anyway my previous post was not meant to create any animosity, just to emphasise that it is quite easy just to throw the blame on somebody when everything else around appears to be crystal clear.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 09:05
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I am with You!
As an active 737-800 commander I have to say I am slightly concerned about this aicrafts tendency to end up with more or less dramatic off runway excursions.
The thing is , she is fast on approach, say with a standard F30 landing Vref in the 140s and addition of up to Vref +15 AND a max tail wind of 15 we are often looking at well into 160kts GS over the fence.
If for any reason this is the case and I flare to much, she is more then happy to sit in ground effect and eat runway at a dramatic rate!
I just had a good FO demonstrate this to me on a 3200m runway the other day and I forget, but he did at least use 1000m in the flare.
A good laugh and some mumbling and we quickly debriefed . Lesson learned, class dismissed!
Every day Murphy boards, and every day we tell him to go back to his seat.
Happy Landing
Specially all You 738 chapps and chappesses!
Gone Fishing
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 20:39
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So you used 1000m in the flare and didnít go around ?
Holy FCUK !

which airline are you claiming you work for ?
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 22:04
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You can’t judge a go-around decision from a comment on the internet NilFurther.
There are 100 scenarios where landing after a 1000m flare might be safer than going around.
There are 100 scenarios where it would be better to go around.

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Old 6th Jan 2019, 01:06
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Not to toot my own horn, but Iíve landed a -500 there, no auto brakes, idle reverse and had to add power to get to the end. 36 slopes uphill though...
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