Final Report B738 (EI-EMK) vicinty Bergerac France, 29 January 2015

Final Report B738 (EI-EMK) vicinty Bergerac France, 29 January 2015

Publication info
Author
BEA (France)
Category
Controlled Flight Into Terrain Human Factors
Date of publication
26/06/2020

On 29 January 2015, a Boeing 737-800 crew attempting to fly an NDB approach to Bergerac, with prior awareness that it would be necessary because of pre-notified ILS and DME unavailability, descended below 800 feet agl in IMC until an almost 1000 feet per minute descent when still over 8 nm from the runway threshold triggered an EGPWS ‘TERRAIN PULL UP’ warning and the simultaneous initiation of a go-around. The Investigation found that the PF First Officer was unfamiliar with NDB approaches but had not advised the Captain which resulted in confusion and loss of situational awareness by both pilots.

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