If you wish to contribute or participate in the discussions about articles you are invited to join SKYbrary as a registered user

 Actions

Special

Semantic search

  • B744, Paris CDG France, 2003 (Synopsis: On 18 January 2003, a Boeing 747-400F being operated by Singapore Airlines Cargo on a scheduled cargo flight from Paris CDG to Dubai taxied for departure in darkness and fog with visibility less than 100 metres in places and the right wing was in collision with a stationary and unoccupied ground de/anti icing vehicle without the awareness of either the flight crew or anybody else at the time. Significant damage occurred to the de icing vehicle and the aircraft was slightly damaged. The vehicle damage was not discovered until almost two hours later and the aircraft involved was not identified until it arrived in Dubai where the damage was observed and the authorities at Paris CDG advised.)
  • B773, Paris CDG France, 2013 (Synopsis: On 28 July 2013, with passengers still boarding an Air France Boeing 777-300, an abnormal 'burnt' smell was detected by the crew and then thin smoke appeared in the cabin. A MAYDAY was declared and the Captain made a PA telling the cabin crew to "evacuate the passengers via the doors, only via the doors". The resulting evacuation process was confused but eventually completed. The Investigation attributed the confused evacuation to the way it had been ordered and established that a fault in the APU had caused the smoke and fumes which had the potential to be toxic.)
  • B77L, Paris CDG France, 2015 (Synopsis: On 22 May 2015, a Boeing 777F augmented crew daylight takeoff from Paris CDG was attempted with a thrust setting for an aircraft weight 100 tonnes less than the actual weight after an undetected crew error. Only activation of the tailstrike protection system prevented fuselage contact with the runway and this was eventually followed by the application of full thrust. The end of the runway was crossed at 172 feet agl and the flight completed. The Investigation concluded that the risk of this type of event had been widely recognised for a long time but had not been adequately addressed.)
  • CONC, vicinity Paris Charles de Gaulle France, 2000 (Synopsis: On 25th July 2000, an Air France Concorde crashed shortly after take-off from Paris CDG following loss of control after debris from an explosive tyre failure between V1 and VR attributed to runway FOD ruptured a fuel tank and led to a fuel-fed fire which quickly resulted in loss of engine thrust and structural damage which made the aircraft impossible to fly. It was found that nothing the crew failed to do, including rejecting the take off after V1 could have prevented the loss of the aircraft and that they had been faced with entirely unforeseen circumstances.)
  • E190 / Vehicle, Paris CDG France, 2014 (Synopsis: On 19 April 2014, an Embraer 190 collided with the tug which was attempting to begin a pull forward after departure pushback which, exceptionally for the terminal concerned, was prohibited for the gate involved. As a result, severe damage was caused to the lower fuselage. The Investigation found that the relevant instructions were properly documented but ignored when apron services requested a 'push-pull' to minimise departure delay for an adjacent aircraft. Previous similar events had occurred on the same gate and it was suspected that a lack of appreciation of the reasons why the manoeuvre used was prohibited may have been relevant.)