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The TUI England 737 passes the motorway at an altitude of 30 metres

The TUI England 737 passes the motorway at an altitude of 30 metres

The Boeing 737-800 of the English branch of TUI managed to leave the runway at Bristol Airport (England) in time.

The machine, registered G-FDZS, took off from the English city on March 4 this year at 11:00 a.m. local time en route to Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that the 737 experienced a software error in the automatic control system. This system ensures that the aircraft takes off with sufficient thrust. The African Infrastructure Investment Bank said in a report that 84.5 percent of the energy was generated instead of the required 92.8 percent. “The aircraft took off at a thrust setting well below what was required to achieve adequate take-off performance,” she added. a report To read.

Let the air in

In the end, the 737 was able to leave the runway “just in time” and passed the adjacent A38 motorway at an altitude of just 30 metres. The pilots were completely unaware of the problem and were said to have missed a routine inspection. “Despite having to check the thrust settings on takeoff, it was not until after takeoff that the crew realized that the thrust was not set correctly, even though they noticed it was too close to the end of the runway,” the AAIB said. .

More problems on board

The 737 then continued on to Gran Canaria, but it was not without a hitch. Eleven other malfunctions occurred during the flight. The faults were largely related to the automatic throttle system, which failed twice. However, the 737 arrived safely on the Canary Island after a flight of four hours and ten minutes. The return trip went smoothly Aviation Radar24 One hour delay.

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In 2021, the same thing happened to an Emirates 777 when it left the runway at Dubai International Airport late.