Serious incident Boeing 737-4K5 D-AHLJ, Sunday 6 January 2002
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Date:Sunday 6 January 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-4K5
Owner/operator:Hapag-Lloyd Netherlands
Registration: D-AHLJ
MSN: 24125/1687
Year of manufacture:1989
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)
Destination airport:Las Palmas-Airport de Gran Canaria (LPA/GCLP)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The airplane was carrying out flight HF7291 from Amsterdam to Fuerteventura. There were 82 passengers on board and a crew of six. It took off at 09:16 h UTC from Amsterdam (EHAM), and after four hours flight time, approximately, it was beginning its approach to Fuerteventura airport when it was a little later than 13:00 h UTC. The flight was conducted under instrumental flight rules, (IFR), and instrumental meteorological conditions, (IMC) prevailed, also.
In fact, the weather situation was characterized by a dust storm from the African Sahara that decisively affected visibility: horizontal visibility, which was 500 m, and vertical visibility which was regarded as indeterminate. Winds were from the southeast and its intensity was 20 kt, gusting to 28 kt.
Under these conditions the airplane made a first non-precision instrument approach directly to runway 19, relying on a VOR-DME aid; this approach was not successful. During the second approach to this runway, also using VOR-DME, the airplane was able to touch down but two tires burst and some damage to the landing gear was inflicted to both main landing struts. The aircraft slid on the runway until coming to a halt 1,200 m from the threshold.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: IN-001/2002
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Photo (c) Martin Gallego

Photo (c) Martin Gallego

Photo (c) Martin Gallego

Photo (c) Martin Gallego

Photo (c) Martin Gallego

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