Serious incident Boeing 737-86N (WL) SU-BPZ, Sunday 17 August 2008
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Date:Sunday 17 August 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-86N (WL)
Owner/operator:AMC Airlines
Registration: SU-BPZ
MSN: 35213/2300
Year of manufacture:2007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 192
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG) -   France
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Destination airport:Luxor Airport (LXR/HELX)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At night in VMC conditions, the crew of flight AMV6104 to Luxor lined up from intersection Y11 on runway 27L at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The runway distance available for take-off was temporarily reduced because of construction work. During the takeoff run, the airplane struck some provisional lights at the end of the runway then, during the rotation, destroyed some markers on the safety-barrier positioned in front of the construction zone. It took off before a provisional blast fence and continued its flight to its destination.

The event was caused by the crew’s failure to take into account the length of the runway available for takeoff.
The following factors may have contributed to the event:
-ˆ the inadequacy of the OPT utilisation procedures set up by the operator AMC to prevent such an error;
-ˆ the impaired level of crew performance, specifically related to the pilots’ fatigue.

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


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 August 2008 SU-BPZ AMC Airlines 0 Paris, non
2 August 2009 SU-BPZ AMC airlines 0 over Mediterranean sea non
15 June 2013 SU-BPZ Astra Airlines 0 Thessaloniki International Airport min
Runway excursion

Revision history:

30-Aug-2011 12:16 harro Added

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