Final Report B734 (G-JMCY), Exeter UK, 19 January 2021

Final Report B734 (G-JMCY), Exeter UK, 19 January 2021

Publication info
Author
UK AAIB
Category
Accident Reports Human Factors Loss of Control
Date of publication
19/05/2022
Date for review
19/01/2050

On 19 January 2021, a Boeing 737-400SF on an ILS approach to Exeter became unstabilised below 500 feet but despite multiple EGPWS ‘SINK RATE’ Alerts, a go-around was not initiated. The subsequent touchdown recorded 3.8g and caused such extensive damage that the aircraft was declared a hull loss. The Investigation found that the First Officer, who had more hours flying experience than the 15,000 hour Captain, had failed to adequately control the flight path below 500 feet and noted that whilst the Captain had commented on the excessive rate of descent, he had not called for a go around.

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