2016-08-27 Turkish Airlines B737-800 too close to terrain at Nice

2016-08-27 Turkish Airlines B737-800 too close to terrain at Nice
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2016-08-27 Turkish Airlines B737-800 too close to terrain at Nice

Narrative

The 737 deviated from its approach path and descending to terrain before a go-around was initiated. The aircraft landed safely on its 2nd attempt.

The 737-800 was doing a VOR approach to runway 22R at Nice Cote d‘ azur Airport in clear skies and excellent visiblity. Because of surrounding terrain near the coastline, the approach from this side requires comparatively high amount of manual inputs by the pilots to control heading and altitude.

About 1,5 minutes away from touchdown flight TK 1815 failed to initiate its left turn for the final approach, but crossed the coastline instead. The 737 then turned to the left over the city centre while altitude was gradually lost. There was no attempt to -re-align with the extended centreline of runway 22R again.

The descend was further continued to an altitude of about 500 ft. (below them nimum safe altitude) when uphill terrain was immediately ahead. The aircraft climed away and circled for a second approach to runway 22R. This time the approach was correct and finished by a safe landing about 20 minutes later.

French DSAC (La Direction de la Sécurité de l’aviation civile) has launched an investigation.

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VOR-B correct approach to runway22R at Nice Cote’azur Airport, France
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Aircraft Involved

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Aircraft
Type: Boeing 737-800
Registration: TC-JVL
Age a/c: 0.49 years
Constr. No.: 60016

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

 

OCCURENCE DATASET
Date: 2016-08-27 Time: 17:48
Location: LFMN NCE Nice-Cote-D’azur
Country: France
Flight phase: APR – Initial Approach (IFR), Final Approach, all Circuit Patterns, Missed Approach/Go-Around
Damage to a/c: none

Flight
Flight
Flight no.: TK 1815
From: LTBA/IST: Istanbul Ataturk Intl Airport To: LFMN/NCE: Nice-Cote-D’azur
Type: Passenger
Operator: THY Turkish Airlines

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 65th safety occurence for the operator
  • 409th safety occurence of type (B737-800)
  • 5th safety occurence at Nice Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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Abbreviations



AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions 

Narrative

During cruiseflight, the aircraft experienced a catastrophic failure of its left engine. The pilots managed to make an emergency landing at Pensacola, FL.

Southwest Flight WN 3472 took off from New Orleans Intl Airport (MSY, KMSY) at 09:10L on runway 01 and made a normal climb-out to its assigned en-route altitude. While the 737 was climbing through 31.000 ft, heading east over the Gulf of mexico, approximately seven miles south of the western tip of Horn Island, a catastrophic failure of the foreward casing of the left engine (model: CFM-56-7B24) took place. 

About 12 minutes after departure, the air-inlet cowl detached, broke away and plummeted into the sea.

The pilots immedately dicontinued their climb and initiated an emergency descend.

There is indication that oxygen masks were deployed to passengers and crewmembers. 

The flight was given vectors for an emergency landing at Pensacola Airport, FL where the 737 touched down safely on runway 17 about 20 minutes later. However, post-flight inspection revealed damage to the wing section close to the engine pylon and debris impact damage to the aft fuselage. 

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Aircraft Involved

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Aircraft
Type: Boeing 737-700
Registration: N766SW
Age a/c: 16.4 years
Constr. No.: 29806

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 5 99 0 104
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

 

OCCURENCE DATASET
Date: 2016-08-27 Time: 09:22
Location: KPNS PNS Pensacola Regl area
Country: United States of America
Flight phase: ENR – Cruise, Descent, Holding
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight
Flight no.: WN 3472
From: KMSY/MSY: New Orleans Intl To: KMCO/: Orlando Intl
Type: Passenger
Operator: Southwest Airlines

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 69th safety occurence for the operator
  • 102nd safety occurence of type (B737-700)
  • 3rd safety occurence at Pensacola Airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
    – 2015-05-26 cargo smoke indication near Los Angeles

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AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions