Event Details

Title:Runway excursion on landing involving a Boeing 747-136, G-AWNN at Shannon Airport, on 24 October 1998
Micro summary:While landing, this Boeing 747 experienced an engine failure, loss of directional control, and left the runway.
Event Time:1998-10-24 at 0341 UTC
File Name:1998-10-24-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:1999/006
Site of event:Shannon Airport, Runway 24
Destination:Shannon International Airport, Shannon, Ireland
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 747-136
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):British Airways
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:At 0341 hrs on 24th. October 1998, flight BA 114 made a normal ILS approach and landing on to Runway 24 at Shannon Airport. On roll-out, the No. 2 engine surged in reverse thrust and was shut down. The aircraft continued its roll on the runway, and came to a halt with its nose just beyond the intersection of the runway and Taxiway Alpha. A turn was executed on the runway at this point. During the turn the nose wheels of the aircraft left the paved surface and entered on to the grass verge.

The incident was reported to the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) by ATC Shannon at 0400 hrs on 24th. October 1998. Two AAIU Inspectors arrived in Shannon at approximately 0945 hrs and proceeded to the aircraft location. The aircraft by this time had been moved from the incident site to the West apron area, with the approval of the AAIU Inspector.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Runway Excursion
Systems - Engine - Compressor surge/stall
Systems - Engine - Contained Engine Failure


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