2017-11-11 MyCargo – Saudia B744F runway excursion at Maastricht

2017-11-11 MyCargo – Saudia B744F runway excursion at Maastricht

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.

UPDATE 2017-11-13

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):

11/11/2017 22:25->
METAR EHBK 112225Z AUTO 25003KT 210V300 8000 BKN040 OVC044
           05/05 Q1011=
11/11/2017 23:55->
METAR EHBK 112255Z AUTO 22004KT 200V260 3600 -DZ FEW029 SCT033
           OVC038 05/05 Q1010=




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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 747-400F
Registration: TC-ACR
Age a/c: 15.1 years
Constr. No.: 32866

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 0 0 2
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0


Date: 2017-11-11 Time: 23:36
Location: EHBK MST Maastricht
Country: Netherlands
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
Type: Cargo
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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