Incident Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178210
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Date:Sunday 8 August 2010
Time:05:57 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-21HLR
Registration: A6-EWC
MSN: 35576/677
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 287
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB) -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Destination airport:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH)
Investigating agency: GCAA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Emirates flight EK211, operated by a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, commenced its take-off roll from the full length of runway 12R at Dubai International Airport (DXB), with the Commander as pilot flying (PF). At a speed close to 170 knots, the PF rejected the take-off after hearing a loud noise and prior to accelerating through V1. The aircraft was stopped on the centerline of the runway and the airport fire service attended. There were no crew or passenger injuries reported.
The cause of the incident was identified to be a tread separation of the right hand nose wheel tire.
A contributing factor to the Incident was Foreign Object Debris (FOD).

Safety Actions Taken:
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) established the UAE National Runway Safety Team, along with an associated Safety Action Plan. This plan includes an FOD prevention program.
The Airport Operator took various Safety Actions and amended the Airport’s FOD management including FOD training, campaigns, measurement, maintenance, cleaning and detection.

Safety Recommendation:
This report contains the following two safety recommendations:
The GCAA should review the possibility of enhancing the existing FOD prevention program.
The GCAA should ensure that all UAE aerodromes have established effective FOD awareness

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GCAA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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01-Aug-2015 19:49 harro Added

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