Final Report B772 (F-GSPG), near Mount Cameroon Cameroon, 2 May 2015

Final Report B772 (F-GSPG), near Mount Cameroon Cameroon, 2 May 2015

Publication info
Author
BEA (France)
Category
Accident Reports Controlled Flight Into Terrain Human Factors
Date of publication
20/04/2022
Date for review
20/04/2025

On 2 May 2015, a Boeing 777-200 deviating very significantly north of its normal route from Malabo to Douala at night because of convective weather had just turned towards Douala very close to 13,202 feet high Mount Cameroon whilst descending through 5000 feet, when an EGPWS TERRAIN AHEAD alert and ‘PULL UP’ warning prompted an 8,000 foot climb which passed within 2,100 feet of terrain when close to and still below the summit. The Investigation attributed the dangerous event primarily to a gross absence of the augmented crew’s situational awareness and the operator’s failure to risk-assess the route involved.

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