Event Details

Title:Rejected takeoff, Boeing 767-3YOER, ZS-PBI, London Gatwick Airport
Micro summary:A rejected takeoff by this Boeing 767 led to a landing gear fire.
Event Time:2005-07-11 at 1951 UTC
File Name:2005-07-11-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/C2005/07/03
Site of event:London Gatwick Airport
Departure:London Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Destination:Johannesburg International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 767-3YO ER
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Operator(s):Nationwide Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:As the aircraft approached V1 during the takeoff, a problem was detected by the crew with the No 1 (left) engine. The takeoff was rejected and the aircraft brought to a halt clear of the runway. The airport fire service arrived very promptly at the aircraft, extinguishing small fires which has started in the left and right main landing gear wheels. After the passengers had disembarked and been bussed to the terminal, the aircraft was towed to a stand.

Data on the 30 minute cockpit voice recorder covering the rejected takeoff was lost as this had been overwritten before it was isolated. Three safety recommendations are made relating to this standard of recorder.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Rejected Takeoff before V1
Systems - Brake/Tire/Wheel Well Fire
Systems - Engine - Contained Engine Failure
Systems - Landing Gear


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