2017-11-11 MyCargo – Saudia B744F runway excursion at Maastricht
The Boeing 747 freighter experienced a runway excursion in a take-off abort at Maastricht Airport. All on board remained unhurt.
At about 23:30L the Boeing 747-400F was about to begin its scheduled cargo flight from Maastricht Aachen Airport (EHBK) to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with two pilots on board.
The aircraft commenced its take-off run on runway 21 (lengh: 2,751 meters) but due to circumstances yet unknown the pilots aborted the take-off at low speed.
The Boeing 747 then veered to the right where it departed the runway coming to rest on soft ground about 500-600 meters .
Both crewmembers remained unhurt.
The airport is closed for all traffic for at least 24 hours. It re-opened for traffic on Nov 13 12:00L.
METAR: Maastricht Airport (EHBK):
METAR EHBK 112225Z AUTO 25003KT 210V300 8000 BKN040 OVC044 05/05 Q1011=
METAR EHBK 112255Z AUTO 22004KT 200V260 3600 -DZ FEW029 SCT033 OVC038 05/05 Q1010=
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Type: Boeing 747-400F
Age a/c: 15.1 years
Constr. No.: 32866
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Date: 2017-11-11 Time: 23:36
Location: EHBK MST Maastricht
Flight phase: TOF – Take-off, Rejected Take-off
Damage to a/c: minor / none
Flight no.: SV 916
From: EHBK/MST: Maastricht To: OEJN/JED: Jeddah
Operator: MyCargo Airlines
Leased from: Saudia – Saudi Arabian Airlines
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 3rd safety occurence for the operator
- 56th safety occurence of type (B744F)
- 4th safety occurence at Maastricht Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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